daemon -- run detached from the controlling terminal
daemon [-cf] command arguments ...
The daemon utility detaches itself from the controlling terminal and executes
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
The daemon utility exits 1 if an error is returned by the daemon(3)
library routine, otherwise 0. If the command cannot be executed, an
error message is displayed on standard error unless the -f flag is specified.
daemon(3), exec(3), termios(4), tty(4)
The daemon utility first appeared in FreeBSD 4.7.
FreeBSD 5.2.1 August 30, 2001 FreeBSD 5.2.1 [ Back ]