Launching a subprocess without waiting around for the result?

Almar Klein almar.klein at
Fri Sep 19 22:48:39 CEST 2008

> Ah, no, that's a different thing. If the parent exits, the child will
> also be killed I believe.

Not if it's stuck in some endless loop...

If you want to spawn a process and have it live on independent of the
> parent, you want to make the child process a "daemon", detatching
> itself from the parent's environment. I don't recall how that's done
> immediately, but those are the terms to search for.

I'm curious how this can be done, does anyone know this?

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