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Rust library to ease the task of creating daemons on unix-like systems

15 releases (5 stable)

2.0.1 Apr 11, 2022
2.0.1-alpha Jan 25, 2022
1.0.2 Apr 11, 2022
1.0.1 Mar 22, 2022
0.1.3-alpha Jun 27, 2020

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Rust library to ease the task of creating daemons, I have drawn heavy inspiration from Daemonize by knsd.

Current releases and EOL table

track version EOL
2.0 2.0.1 TBA
1.0(LTS) 1.0.2 2022-10

Basic usage

Add it to your cargo.toml this will add the whole 2.0.x series as compatible as per semver

daemonize-me = "2.0"

Then look at example.rs

OS support

I will try to keep support for linux, freebsd and macos

os tier
linux tier 1
freebsd, openbsd tier 2
macos, netbsd, unix tier 3
Anything non unix not supported

For tier 1 any code that breaks the tests and or ci/cd is blocking for a release, tier 2 compilation errors are release blocking, tier 3 are supported on a best effort basis, and build failure as well as test failures are not blocking.

note on custom/hobby OS support, if your os implements the syscalls used in lib.rs with behavior that is equivalent then this library is likely to work but it's even less of a guarantee.


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