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SETPROCTITLE(3)           OpenBSD Programmer's Manual          SETPROCTITLE(3)

     setproctitle - set process title

     #include <stdlib.h>

     setproctitle(const char *fmt, ...);

     The setproctitle() function sets the invoking process's title.  The pro-
     cess title is set to the last component of the program name, followed by
     a colon and the formatted string specified by fmt. If fmt is NULL, the
     colon and formatted string are omitted.  The length of a process title is
     limited to 2048 bytes.

     Set the process title to the program name, with no further information:


     Set the process title to the program name, an informational string, and
     the process ID:

           setproctitle("foo! (%d)", getpid());

     ps(1),  w(1),  printf(3)

     The setproctitle() function first appeared in NetBSD 0.9A.

OpenBSD 2.6                     April 13, 1994                               1

Source: OpenBSD 2.6 man pages. Copyright: Portions are copyrighted by BERKELEY
SOFTWARE DESIGN, INC., The Regents of the University of California, Massachusetts
Institute of Technology, Free Software Foundation, FreeBSD Inc., and others.

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FreeBSD Sources for setproctitle(3) functions
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Up to: Current Process Control - control of the currently running process, longjmp, wait, sleep, argument processing

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