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daemon turns other processes into daemons. There are many tedious tasks that need to be performed to correctly set up a daemon process; daemon performs these tasks for other processes. This is useful for writing daemons in languages other than C, C++, or Perl (e.g. sh, Java). If you want to write daemons in languages that can link against C functions (e.g. C, C++), see libslack, which contains the core functionality of daemon.

Operating Systems

Recent releases

  •  13 Jun 2010 10:14

    Release Notes: This release contains a few minor bug and documentation fixes. It has been updated to compile and work on recent operating systems. There are 32-bit and 64-bit binary packages for Fedora, OpenBSD, FreeBSD, NetBSD, Solaris10, OpenSolaris, and Mac OS X.

    •  15 Aug 2004 06:41

      Release Notes: This release fixes the --acceptable option.

      •  03 Jan 2004 15:06

        Release Notes: This release adds a port to Mac OS X (Darwin) 10.3.2, a binary package for Solaris 8 Intel, explanations when rejecting unsafe configuration files and executables, and several minor bugfixes.

        •  02 Sep 2003 14:34

          Release Notes: The --noconfig and --command options have been fixed. A bug in which the program exited too quickly in response to a term signal was fixed. The program name is now set to the argument given to the --name option, if any.

          •  15 Sep 2002 20:44

            Release Notes: Respawning behaviour has been improved. Support for running client processes in the foreground, querying/controlling a running daemon, and more security checks have been added. Control over environment variable handling and configuration file support have been improved. This release has been ported to Solaris 8, and FreeBSD binary package generation and Debian source package generation have been added. Support for gzipped man pages has been added.


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