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Nicholas FitzRoy-Dale wzdd at
Mon Nov 5 16:19:40 CET 2001

On  4 Nov, Marcin 'Qrczak' Kowalczyk wrote:
> Sun, 4 Nov 2001 19:37:12 +0100, Andreas Kostyrka <andreas at> pisze:

>>> 	os.setsid # what does THAT mean? it was in the example.
>>> 	          # i looked into "pydoc os" but i didn't understand
>>> 		  # find an explantation
>> This makes the process it's own session leader. ;)
> But only when called: os.setsid(), not merely referenced: os.setsid.

Just a note for anyone else wondering what various os.* functions do.
Often the functions have the same name as their POSIX C API equivalents,
so you're on a UNIX system with development man pages, you can just "man
<function>" to get a little more information.

On my system, "man 2 setsid" gives a useful, if terse, definition of
setsid(). This was useful to me six months ago when I ran across exactly
the same problem (wanted to write a daemon) and didn't understand what
setsid() did. :)

- Nicholas FitzRoy-Dale

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