(detached) background (console) processes

Larry Hall (RFK Partners, Inc) lhall@rfk.com
Mon Jan 15 08:39:00 GMT 2001

At 10:18 AM 1/15/2001, Kaatunut wrote:
>How do I create a console (well, actually, console-less) process that I
>can leave running at background- that is, no need for terminal? Under
>unix, I would just do
>if (fork()) { exit(0); }
>// I'm in background now
>but as I compile that on not-so-old gcc 2.95.2 on win32 (cygwin default
>compiler or whatever, not mingw32) and run it, the terminal won't detach
>and let me quit. And if I kill it, the child dies also.
>I tried searching archives but found nothing useful; however, from one
>post over two years old I got the impression I should have to
>detach something. How does this happen?
>  -Kaatunut

Take a look at the documentation for CreateProcess() in the MSDN and the
code in winsup/cygwin/fork.cc.  You should be able to figure out something
to do what you want from this.

Larry Hall                              lhall@rfk.com
RFK Partners, Inc.                      http://www.rfk.com
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