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DAEMON(3)										DAEMON(3)

NAME
       daemon - run in the background

SYNOPSIS
       int
       daemon(nochdir, noclose)
	   int nochdir, noclose;

DESCRIPTION
       The daemon function is for programs wishing to detach themselves from the controlling ter-
       minal and run in the background as system daemons.

       Unless the argument nochdir is non-zero, daemon changes the current working  directory  to
       the root (``/'').

       Unless  the  argument  noclose  is non-zero, daemon will redirect standard input, standard
       output and standard error to ``/dev/null''.

ERRORS
       The function daemon may fail and set errno for any of the errors specified for the library
       functions fork(2).

SEE ALSO
       fork(2), ioctl(2).

HISTORY
       The daemon function first appeared in 4.4BSD.

4th Berkeley Distribution		 February 3, 1995				DAEMON(3)
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