[Python-Dev] new module proposal: daemonize

Andrew Bennetts andrew-pythondev at puzzling.org
Thu Dec 11 19:16:26 EST 2003

On Thu, Dec 11, 2003 at 06:25:02PM -0500, Barry Warsaw wrote:
> On Thu, 2003-12-11 at 18:07, Guido van Rossum wrote:
> > This (or something like it) looks like a useful addition.
> > 
> > I remember writing a much more elaborate version for Zope:
> > 
> > http://cvs.zope.org/Zope/lib/python/zdaemon/
> > 
> > (Ignore Daemon.py, which is the old Zope API for the same thing.)
> I have something somewhat similar in mailman (although with lots of
> extra goo):
> http://cvs.sourceforge.net/viewcvs.py/mailman/mailman/bin/mailmanctl?view=markup

...And Twisted has its own version of this stuff, too:


*And* there's even a cookbook recipe for it (with lots of debate about the


I'm sure there are plenty of other projects that have reinvented this, too.
Having daemonization code in the standard library would be good.


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