[Gllug] Starting a daemon

Andy Millar andy at andymillar.co.uk
Thu Dec 30 14:38:33 UTC 2010

On Thu, 2010-12-30 at 14:16 +0000, John G Walker wrote:
> Thanks for the quote from the disown manual. I still can't work out,
> however, the difference between what you've suggested here and thye use
> of setsid. Nor do i understand what disown would achieve (which is
> perhaps the word I should have used) if I've used nohup.
> Sorry if I'm being a bit dense,
> -- 
>  All the best,
>  John

All roughly the same...

disown: ignore HUP of a backgrounded job

nohup: ignore HUP, stdin,stdout are redirected to nohup.out, modify
process priority.

setsid: create a new session to run the process. 


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