How do I daemonize a process?
youshi10 at u.washington.edu
Mon Jul 23 08:56:42 UTC 2007
Jose-Marcio Martins da Cruz wrote:
> Simon 'corecode' Schubert wrote:
>> Garrett Cooper wrote:
>>> Garrett Cooper wrote:
>>>> As the subject suggests I'm trying to determine how I can
>>>> daemonize a C process, outside of using the rc infrastructure, so
>>>> that it won't exit when the TTY exists. Does anyone know any quick
>>>> references or examples?
>> I suggest daemon(3) if it doesn't have to be portable.
> Or something like this, if it has to be portable or if you don't want
> to modify C code :
> nohup /pathto/c-application &
> You'll eventually need to add things like redirect stdout to /dev/null...
Ok, many thanks for the suggestions all :). I'm more than happy not
to do the double fork(2) solution =\..
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