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Monday, May 27th, 2013

Time Event
3:59p
Proposal for a new syscall
pitchfork() - daemon fork

Much like fork(), except that the new child automatically also setsid()'s and:
- Has a umask of 0 and working directory "/"
- SIGHUP set to ignore
- Gets new stdin, stdout, stderr handles, all tied to /dev/null

[ Apologizes to non-unix-geek readers. Maybe you'll like my next post. ]

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