[pygtk] Setting application name in pygtk?
dieterv at optionexplicit.be
Wed Nov 8 05:42:03 WST 2006
On Tue, 2006-11-07 at 13:59 -0500, Willie Walker wrote:
> Hi Dieter:
> Thanks for the response!
> > Doing _only_ this leads to confusion as you are breaking simple commands
> > like ps or killall. That's why the prctl stuff is necessary.
Correcting myself: this is harmless. I've been confusing python's sys.argv
and the systems argv stored in /proc/id/cmdline. Sorry about that :S
> Do you mean that ps and killall will end up showing the modified argv
> name? I just did a test on Ubuntu Edgy and I don't see this behavior.
> In addition, killall continues to do the right thing.
You're correct on the original name being used by ps/killall even after
python's sys.argv has been changed. Strangely at-poke and friends do
pick up this change as you've described. I'm curious how it does it...
> > This whole thing is nothing more than a non-portable hack (3). It's up
> > to you guys if you're willing to use it.
> With the argv hack, however, I think we cover the platforms we care
> most about (Solaris and Linux).
Correct. It would have to say Patrick is correct in his mail when he
said sometimes a hack is all you've got.
> It might be sufficient for our
> purposes, unless we can figure out how to use "-m" and that just makes
> our problem go away.
There's a recipe called "Executing modules inside packages with '-m'"
that works with python < 2.5. From 2.5 it (or something similar) is
> Thanks much for the insight and feedback.
In this case I would recommend playing with sys.argv after all...
sorry for the confusion,
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