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daemonizer is a Unix tool to detach a process from the associated terminal

see the INSTALL file for installation instructions


  • 2008-04-20, version 0.9.3 (beta), Added a -p --pid option to specify where to write the daemon PID file
  • 2008-04-20, version 0.9.2 (beta), Fix the copyright and licensing information.
  • 2008-04-19, version 0.9.1 (beta), Clear the environment by default and fixed some bugs related to process management. See the ChangeLog for details.


usage: daemonizer [OPTION] program [ARGUMENTS]

Starts the specified program with the optional arguments detaching it from the current terminal

 -e, --keep-environment   keeps environment variables
 -h, --help               show this help screen
 -l, --log                log file
 -p, --pid                PID file
     --version            prints the program version and exits

Please see the daemonizer(1) man page for full documentation


  • John Kelly, October 6, 2007
  • Matteo Corti, April, 2008


  • Copyright John Kelly, 2007. All rights reserved.
  • Copyright Matteo Corti, 2008. All rights reserved.


Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); you may not use this work except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at: http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0