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DAEMON(3)		   Linux Programmer's Manual		     DAEMON(3)

       daemon - run in the background

       #include <unistd.h>

       int daemon(int nochdir, int noclose);

   Feature Test Macro Requirements for glibc (see feature_test_macros(7)):

       daemon(): _BSD_SOURCE || (_XOPEN_SOURCE && _XOPEN_SOURCE < 500)

       The daemon() function is for programs wishing to detach themselves from
       the controlling terminal and run in the background as system daemons.

       If nochdir is zero, daemon()  changes  the  calling  process's  current
       working	directory  to the root directory ("/"); otherwise, the current
       working directory is left unchanged.

       If noclose is zero, daemon() redirects standard input, standard	output
       and  standard  error  to	 /dev/null;  otherwise, no changes are made to
       these file descriptors.

       (This function forks, and if the fork(2)	 succeeds,  the	 parent	 calls
       _exit(2),  so that further errors are seen by the child only.)  On suc‐
       cess daemon() returns zero.  If an error occurs,	 daemon()  returns  -1
       and  sets errno to any of the errors specified for the fork(2) and set‐

   Multithreading (see pthreads(7))
       The daemon() function is thread-safe.

       Not in POSIX.1-2001.  A similar function appears on the BSDs.  The dae‐
       mon() function first appeared in 4.4BSD.

       The  glibc  implementation can also return -1 when /dev/null exists but
       is not a character device with the expected major  and  minor  numbers.
       In this case, errno need not be set.

       fork(2), setsid(2)

       This  page  is  part of release 3.65 of the Linux man-pages project.  A
       description of the project, and information about reporting  bugs,  can
       be found at http://www.kernel.org/doc/man-pages/.

GNU				  2013-10-28			     DAEMON(3)

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