Python Process that can survive

Jeff Davis jdavis at
Fri Sep 27 23:34:06 EDT 2002

$ python -c "
> import time
> time.sleep(100) " &

That seems to get me a background process. Can you describe your problem in 
more detail? perhaps show what you did with perl?

        Jeff Davis

Christopher Peery wrote:

> Alright... I love python but I think I may have found a definite
>  problem. I can't seem to run a python process, kick it to the
>  back-ground, and then kill the terminal that started it. With most
>  other things, the python process would keep running in the
>  back-ground regardless. For me, the process always dies with the
>  terminal.
>  So my question: is there a way to separate a python script from the
>  underlying terminal so that this will not happen.
>  I'm hoping for some scheme that's supported by the language. I've
>  found a few hacks on-line where the python process is daemonized
>  but this requires shutting down all the standard io streams.
>  There's got to be a better way especially since it can be done in
> Perl very easily with no special tricks.
> By the way, I'm doing this on a linux box.
> Chris

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