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Re: rc.d: how to daemonize a non-daemonizing daemon?
On 13 Jun 2017, at 16:36, Edgar Fuß wrote:
I'm trying to write a sensible rc.d script for cups-browsed.
cups-browsed itself does not daemonize. Now, that's not hard in shell:
( cd /; cups-browsed "$@" <&- >&- 2>&- & echo "$!" >$pidfile ) &
but how do I incorporate that into an rc.d script? There seems to be
to set command to a shell function executing that code. If I set my
start_cmd, I loose all the magic foo rc.subr does for me. do I need to
that piece of code into a shell wrapper file or is there a simpler and
more elegant way?
Look at overriding start_precmd instead. Example:
I'm not sure how I first figured this out, and I don't do all the
daemonizing steps you've suggested, but this technique has been working
pretty well for me for quite some time.
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