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How to change name of my processes in Ubuntu?

Pascal Tremblay
on 2/20/15, 3:35 PM 2,065 views

Hello all,

I'm now able to run 2 differents instances of Odoo on the same computer. How could I change de process name? It is alway « python »...

Thanks for your idea.


Pascal Tremblay

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Pascal Tremblay
On 2/28/15, 6:49 AM

Since I'm not able to rename process, I use this to kill particular process on my Ubuntu.

killall -v python -u odoo-test; (by user odoo-test)



Its safer to do a ps aux and then do a sudo kill -9 procesNumber. Then you're sure you're only killing that one process you'd like.

on 2/28/15, 7:58 AM
Jordan Vrtanoski
On 2/28/15, 7:32 AM

Linux/Unix way will be to use 

bash -c "exec -a MyUniqueProcessName <command> &"

however, THIS WILL NOT WORK due to the way odoo.py is executed. The shabang in the odoo.py (the #!/usr/bin/env python) is starting an instance of python which overrides the name of the process.

A workaround is to get  the PID of the process and store it in a file which you can later use to kill the process you want. Here is the most rudimentary example:

Crate file with name start_as.sh with following content:
./odoo.py &
echo $odoo_pid >$1

Than you can use
./start_as.sh mynew.pid
kill `cat mynew.pid`

He he!!! it is surely not the first time you work in Bash... Thanks!

Pascal Tremblay
on 2/28/15, 7:36 AM

Well, bash is not pretty, but it saves time :)

Jordan Vrtanoski
on 2/28/15, 7:38 AM

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