ps-watcher - monitoring a system via ps-like commands

Property Value
Distribution Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package name ps-watcher
Package version 1.08
Package release 7
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Installed size 122 B
Download size 38.15 KB
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This program runs the ps command periodically and triggers commands on matches.
The match patterns are Perl regular expressions which can refer to the process
information via variables.
For example it can be used to ensure that a daemon is running, or is not
running too many times. It can also be used to determine when a process has
consumed too many resources, perhaps due to a memory leak.


Package Version Architecture Repository
ps-watcher_1.08-7_all.deb 1.08 all Debian Main
ps-watcher - - -


Name Value
libconfig-inifiles-perl -
perl -
procps -


Type URL
Binary Package ps-watcher_1.08-7_all.deb
Source Package ps-watcher

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install ps-watcher deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install ps-watcher




2014-03-10 - Jan Wagner <>
ps-watcher (1.08-7) unstable; urgency=medium
* [f2c7947] Update Vcs-headers to selfhosted VCS
* [a36ddd6] Ignore modifications of ps-watcher script
2014-03-02 - Jan Wagner <>
ps-watcher (1.08-6) unstable; urgency=low
* [9f9bacd] Add needed changes to patches/ps_binary
* [62ebac8] Adjusting clean target in debian/rules to completely cleanup
* [dc0bca0] Updating standards version to 3.9.4, no changes needed
* [6f0b2fa] Source init functions in init script
* [e5bc30b] Update debian/copyright to latest machine-readable format
* [d7faae5] Update Vcs-headers
* [b9b8758] Updating standards version to 3.9.5, no changes needed
* [a154d1a] Remove ps-watcher binary when making clean
* [9d9887c] travis-ci: Add travis-ci config
* [8ec3e39] travis-ci: Reorder and comment
* [7fab357] travis-ci: Add lintian checks after build
* [84de0bc] Remove asterisks from NEWS file
* [a4f22b3] Update VCS-* fields to current canonical URIs
* [1a95e5d] Remove obsolete lintian override file
2012-03-29 - Jan Wagner <>
ps-watcher (1.08-5) unstable; urgency=low
* Fix comparation in preinst script, realy (Closes: #666097)
2012-03-28 - Jan Wagner <>
ps-watcher (1.08-4) unstable; urgency=low
* Depend on procps, cause we need /bin/ps, thanks to Cristian Ionescu-Idbohrn
(Closes: #666097)
2012-03-28 - Jan Wagner <>
ps-watcher (1.08-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.3, no changes needed
* Raise debhelper version to 9
* Switch packaging format to "3.0 (quilt)"
* Add build-arch and build-indep targets to debian/rules
* Add patches/ps_binary to set ps_prog to "/bin/ps", thank to Gregory Davis
(Closes: 645791)
2010-03-10 - Jan Wagner <>
ps-watcher (1.08-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Add "Copyright" to all copyrights in debian/copyright
* Bump Standards-Version to 3.8.4, no changes needed
* Migrate Vcs-Fields over to
* Add 1.0 to debian/source/format
* refer README.Debian* in initscript (Closes: #523405)
2009-07-24 - Jan Wagner <>
ps-watcher (1.08-1) unstable; urgency=low
* new upstream release
- pidfile support
- darwin support
* remove dpatch infrastructure
* moved initscritps to S99 and K01, thanks Tim Miller Dyck (Closes: #508189)
* created NEWS.Debian
* bump standards version to 3.8.2 (no changes needed)
* calling pidof in preinst without absolute path
* adjust lintian overrides for config* files
2009-02-19 - Jan Wagner <>
ps-watcher (1.07-1) unstable; urgency=low
* new upstream release
- improve logfile handling
- new sample config file using perl-action
- minor typo fixes
2008-10-01 - Jan Wagner <>
ps-watcher (1.06-11) unstable; urgency=low
* removed use of pidof from restart|force-reload init-script target,
since daemon has pidfile support and it never worked anyways
(Closes: #500741)
2008-07-20 - Jan Wagner <>
ps-watcher (1.06-10) unstable; urgency=low
* bump copyright of packaging to 2008
* Updating standards version to 3.8.0, no changes needed
* implement machine-interpretable copyright file
* move autotools-dev to Build-Depends-Indep
* cleanup rules a bit
* create lintian override for "outdated-autotools-helper-file", which we
copy over from autotools-dev
* add ${misc:Depends} to Depends

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psi-plus-common_0.16.330-1_all.deb common files for Psi+
psi-plus-l10n_0.16.330-1_all.deb localization files for Psi+
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psi-plus-skins_0.16.330-1_all.deb skins for Psi+
psi-plus-sounds_0.16.330-1_all.deb sound files for Psi+
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