[svlug] daemonize a bash script
Robert Hajime Lanning
lanning at lanning.cc
Fri Jun 9 18:24:20 PDT 2006
<quote who="Brian J. Tarricone">
> True that there's no POSIX function that does this, but daemon(3) does
> do all that, and has been around since 4.4BSD (or so says the
> I would venture to guess that most UNIX-ish OSes might have it. At
> least you can expect Linux and (I would imagine) *BSD to have it.
> Check out setsid(8). (Not to be confused with setsid(2), though
> setsid(2) provides a more detailed explanation of what setsid(8)
> Not sure about OS availability.
Shows that I come from a SYSV background! :)
Both are available on my Gentoo box.
Though, daemon() is a C API, not usable from the shell.
setsid is something to play around with. Replace nohup.
And, did Guloka think the Ulus were too ugly to save?
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