Okay I have looked at python-daemon, and also at various other daemon related code recipes. Are there any 'hello world' tutorials out there that can help me get started using a python based daemonized process?
The PEP 3143 contains several examples, the simplest one of which is:
import daemon from spam import do_main_program with daemon.DaemonContext(): do_main_program()
This seems as straightforward as it gets. If there's something that's unclear, please pose specific questions.
Using subprocess.Popen, you can launch another process that will survive your current process...
In a python console run :
import subprocess subprocess.Popen(["/bin/sh", "-c", "sleep 500"])
Kill your console, look at existing processes, sleep is alive...