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DAEMON(8)		  BSD 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) li-
     brary routine, otherwise 0.  If the command cannot	be executed, an	error
     message is	displayed on standard error unless the -f flag is specified.

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

HISTORY
     The daemon	utility	first appeared in FreeBSD 5.0.

BSD				August 30, 2001				   BSD

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