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DAEMON(8)		FreeBSD	System Manager's Manual		     DAEMON(8)

NAME
     daemon -- run detached from the controlling terminal

SYNOPSIS
     daemon [-cf] command arguments ...

DESCRIPTION
     The daemon	utility	detaches itself	from the controlling terminal and exe-
     cutes the program specified by its	arguments.

     The options are as	follows:

     -c	     Change the	current	working	directory to the root (``/'').

     -f	     Redirect standard input, standard output and standard error to
	     /dev/null.

DIAGNOSTICS
     The daemon	utility	exits 1	if an error is returned	by the daemon(3)
     library routine, otherwise	0.  If the command cannot be executed, an
     error message is displayed	on standard error unless the -f	flag is	speci-
     fied.

SEE ALSO
     daemon(3),	exec(3), termios(4), tty(4)

HISTORY
     The daemon	utility	first appeared in FreeBSD 5.0.

FreeBSD	9.3			August 30, 2001			   FreeBSD 9.3

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