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helper 2.4.0

Development library for quickly writing configurable applications and daemons

Latest Version: 2.4.2

Helper is a development library for quickly writing configurable applications and daemons.

Platforms Supported

Python 2.6, 2.7, 3.2 and 3.3 on Unix (POSIX) and Windows (in process) platforms.



  • pyyaml
  • argparse (Python 2.6 only)
  • logutils (Python 2.6 only)


  • mock
  • unittest2 (Python 2.6 only)


Documentation is available at


helper is available as a package from for development purposes. Normally, helper would be installed as a dependency from another application or package.


  • 2.4.0 - Better startup exception reporting, improved pidfile ownership

    handling, new run_helper command

  • 2.3.0 - umask fix

  • 2.2.2 - Minor fix for README.rst

  • 2.2.2 - Minor fix for README.rst

  • 2.2.1 - Minor fix for version number.

  • 2.2.0 - Add new attribute to describe operating system and environment to

    Controller and helper.unix,

  • 2.1.1 - Bugfix for dealing with stale pids

  • 2.1.0 - Bugfixes: Use pidfile from configuration if specified, don’t show

    warning about not having a logger in helper.unix if no logger is defined, config obj default/value assignment methodology

  • 2.0.2 - Fix a bug where wake_interval default was not used if wake_interval

    was not provided in the config. Make logging config an overlay of the default logging config.

  • 2.0.1 - bugfix

  • 2.0.0 - clihelper renamed to helper with major refactoring, Windows support

    still a work in progress.

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helper-2.4.0.tar.gz (md5) Source 2014-03-13 17KB