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Daemonify my python script on Android

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I want to daemonify my python script on Android device. That is, it should be automatically invoked on boot up.

Appreciate your help.

posted Dec 22, 2013 by Chandra Javalkar

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Basically you want to run a script at bootup time. See this thread should help -
This is an Android OS matter -- how does anything get started on Android at boot time? Do the same with your Python invocation.

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I don't know anything about Android programming, but for Linux following may be helpful:

May not directly applicable to you, but can help.

answer Dec 23, 2013 by anonymous
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Those aren't the same thing. To daemonise a program is independent of whether the program starts automatically; it can start automatically without detaching (e.g. the process that requests a login) it can detach on request without starting automatically (e.g. any daemon started by a user), etc.

If you want the program to start automatically on boot up, that's not a python question; you want to find out about the Android boot process and what facilities it has for starting a program on boot. But that's independent of Python and independent of daemonising the program.

If you want to have a program become a daemon (i.e. a background process) the python-daemon library is designed for this. But that's nothing to do with automatic start-up, nor Android; you're on your own for those.

answer Dec 23, 2013 by anonymous
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