On Wed, Nov 08, 2000 at 04:45:25PM +0500, David Neary mentioned:
> I'm just wondering how it's done when you run a daemon, like say an
> oracle or postgres server, or (ahem) informix for that matter. In that
> case, you're running an app which gets init as it's ppid, and it can
> still be shut down, but not by logging out of a shell.
Any application can fork a process, have it ignore/trap "HUP", and then
exit, leaving the process to be adopted by Oracle. Nohup is for processes
that aren't written to be daemons.
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