[Python-Dev] new module proposal: daemonize

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Thu Dec 11 19:36:37 EST 2003

> Yes, I think I got some of the code in daemonize from the cookbook. I
> had been using a little C program for that (e.g.: "daemonize python
> pydaemon.py" ) but that required invoking from a shell, or remebering to
> use the daemonize tool. With the daemonize module I could do it from
> within python in a standard way. It may need some tweaking to make it
> more portable.

I note that the original Zope approachg to daemonizing was also like
you do it, from inside.  But when we decided to rewrite it, we found
that it was much more general to have an external program...

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)

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