Making a Unix daemon process (was: Forking into the background (Linux))

Ben Finney ben+python at benfinney.id.au
Mon Dec 24 08:17:56 CET 2012


Hans Mulder <hansmu at xs4all.nl> writes:

> On 24/12/12 01:50:24, Olive wrote:
> > My goal is to write a script that 1) write something to stdout; then
> > fork into the background, closing the stdout (and stderr, stdin) pipe.
> > 
> > I have found this answer (forking -> setsid -> forking)
> > http://stackoverflow.com/a/3356154

You're following a path that leads to the desire for a “daemon”
<URL:http://stackoverflow.com/questions/473620/how-do-you-create-a-daemon-in-python/688448#688448>.

> You may want to look at the python-daemon module on Pypy, which
> appears to do what you need, including some features you haven't asked
> for, yet.

It's even better when you look at it on PyPI
<URL:http://pypi.python.org/pypi/python-daemon/> (note that PyPy is a
Python implementation, PyPI is an index of Python packages).

The discussion forum for ‘python-daemon’ development is at
<URL:http://lists.alioth.debian.org/mailman/listinfo/python-daemon-devel>.

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Ben Finney




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