cli_set_process_title

(PHP 5 >= 5.5.0, PHP 7, PHP 8)

cli_set_process_titleSets the process title

Description

cli_set_process_title(string $title): bool

Sets the process title visible in tools such as top and ps. This function is available only in CLI mode.

Parameters

title

The new title.

Return Values

Returns true on success or false on failure.

Errors/Exceptions

An E_WARNING will be generated if the operating system is unsupported.

Examples

Example #1 cli_set_process_title() example

<?php
$title
= "My Amazing PHP Script";
$pid = getmypid(); // you can use this to see your process title in ps

if (!cli_set_process_title($title)) {
echo
"Unable to set process title for PID $pid...\n";
exit(
1);
} else {
echo
"The process title '$title' for PID $pid has been set for your process!\n";
sleep(5);
}
?>

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code at edoceo dot com
9 years ago
Setting proc title on PHP based daemons is pretty sweet.
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pitpat
2 years ago
In Linux this command changes the title for commands like 'ps -a' it doesn't seem to work with 'top' or 'pkill'

To change the short name (eg PHP) to something else you can use the below:

<?php

$strNewName
='myscript';

cli_set_process_name($strNewName);
cli_set_process_title($strNewName);

var_dump(cli_get_process_name());
var_dump(cli_get_process_title());

function
cli_set_process_name($strName)
{
file_put_contents("/proc/".getmypid()."/comm",$strName);
}

function
cli_get_process_name()
{
return(
trim(file_get_contents("/proc/".getmypid()."/comm"),"\r\n"));
}

Note: The above will NOT work in Windows and may not work in all flavours of linux (I use Debian).
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