Can I Set Process Name?
dan at slightlystrange.org
Tue Jul 8 09:00:37 PDT 2003
On Tue, Jul 08, 2003 at 08:43:12AM -0700, Drew Tomlinson wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Daniel Bye" <dan at slightlystrange.org>
> To: "FreeBSD Questions" <freebsd-questions at freebsd.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, July 08, 2003 8:29 AM
> On Tue, Jul 08, 2003 at 08:26:45AM -0700, Drew Tomlinson wrote:
> > >
> > > $0='webmin';
> > >
> > > However when starting the program it dies with the following
> > >
> > > Is there something really easy I'm missing? If it's complicated I'm
> > > going to forget it as it's not that important.
> > Yes - a `;' at the end of the line ;-)
> Thanks. That removed the error but failed to change the process name.
> I looked at the code a little more. I'm not experienced in this but it
> seems to me that the 'package miniserv;' line calls a precompiled
> program? Here's the beginning of the script:
No - in Perl, a "package" is a namespace - an abstract storage space. It
helps keep a module's (i.e. package's) variables etc logically separate from
those of other packages. It prevents collisions in variable names, data
The variable $0 contains, by default, the name of the file containing the
currently running script.
> # A very simple perl web server used by Webmin
> # Require basic libraries
> package miniserv; <-- This is just declaring that the following code is
in the "miniserv" package.
> use Socket;
> use POSIX;
> Then a little farther in the script, I see this code:
> # Get miniserv's perl path and location
> $miniserv_path = $0;
> open(SOURCE, $miniserv_path);
> <SOURCE> =~ /^#!(\S+)/; $perl_path = $1;
> @miniserv_argv = @ARGV;
> So I suspect the process name gets set in this somewhere?
As you have poked $0 before it gets this far, no - $0 contains the value you
set above. Which might, in itself, cause problems later in the script.
Without reviewing it, I couldn't tell you.
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