[CentOS] init script question

Phil Schaffner Philip.R.Schaffner at NASA.gov
Fri Dec 12 16:28:17 UTC 2008


Davide Cittaro wrote:
> Ok, another one: the process I would like to start is not a daemon  
> itself. If I start it with "daemon" function it remains in foreground.  
> Ok, I can play with '&' but is there a init function to start in  
> background a process?

You just hijacked your own thread.  Better to start a new one.

The workaround I have used in this situation is a wrapper script that 
redirects stdin, stdout, and stderr and backgrounds, but that is playing 
with '&' indirectly.  Please post if you find a more elegant solution.

Phil


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