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

NAME
     daemon -- run detached from the controlling terminal

SYNOPSIS
     daemon [-cf] [-p pidfile] 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.

     -p	file
	     Write the ID of the created process into the file.	 Note, that
	     the file will be created shortly before the process is actually
	     executed, and will	remain after the process exits (although it
	     will be removed if	the execution fails).

DIAGNOSTICS
     The daemon	utility	exits 1	if an error is returned	by the daemon(3) li-
     brary routine, 2 if the pidfile is	requested, but cannot be opened, oth-
     erwise 0.	If the command cannot be executed, an error message is dis-
     played 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 4.7.

BSD				August 30, 2001				   BSD

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