Detach from controlling tty in daemon process

Posted on 1998-10-30
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How can I detach from the controlling tty in a daemon process, in C?
Question by:gumby119

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davidmwilliams earned 800 total points
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 The answer is to use ioctl, like this -

        int fd;
        fd = open ("/dev/tty", O_RDWR);
        ioctl (fd, TIOCNOTTY, 0);
        close (fd);

  This will do exactly what you want.

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ID: 1293885
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