Output of cmdline progs (was: KDE and the executable bit)

Thiago Macieira thiago at kde.org
Tue Jan 29 07:26:42 GMT 2008

Hans Meine wrote:
>Do such daemons close stdin/out/err?  Would it be possible to free the
>terminal in that case?  (Hopefully.)

Yes, daemons usually close their relations to the terminal and then set 
their controlling tty to be /dev/null, among other set-up operations. 
This ensures they won't get terminal-related signals.

What I don't know is if the parent process finds out that the child 
process closed the connection to the terminal.

Then again, if it's a daemon, it'll fork(), so the sentinel will exit 
after it's only child does.

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