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If you can't use nohup for some reason then you can still "daemonize" your script. Someone mentioned POSIX::setsid() - I have had good luck with using the following subroutine:
sub daemonize { my $childpid; if(($childpid = fork()) < 0) { die("can't fork: $!"); } elsif($childpid > 0) { exit(0); # parent - exits } (setpgrp() != -1) || die("Can't change process group: $!"); $SIG{HUP} = 'IGNORE'; if(($childpid = fork()) < 0) { die("can't fork: $!"); } elsif($childpid > 0) { exit(0); # parent - exits } chdir("/"); umask(0); }
This code was borrowed from Stevens' "Unix Network Programming" - a book that should be in every programmers bookshelf...

Michael


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