#daemon #daemonize #unix #daemonize-me


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

8 releases

✓ Uses Rust 2018 edition

0.2.1 Jun 28, 2020
0.2.1-pre Jun 27, 2020
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.

I just reached a mature enough point to call this code usable as it is now doing what it should (it still needs better testing however). This being said, I'm electing to release the library in a first version as is and keep improving it.

Basic usage


extern crate daemonize_me;
use daemonize_me::{Daemon, Group, User};
use std::convert::TryFrom;
use std::fs::File;

fn main() {
    let stdout = File::create("info.log").unwrap();
    let stderr = File::create("err.log").unwrap();
    let daemon = Daemon::new()
        .pid_file("example.pid", Some(false))

    match daemon {
        Ok(_) => println!("Daemonized with success"),
        Err(e) => eprintln!("Error, {}", e),

OS support

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

os tier
linux tier 1
freebsd, netbsd tier 2
macos, unix, *nix tier 3

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.

Supported Versions

Version support is as follows during this highly volatile initial development period:

Version Supported
master Master is bleeding edge and thus inherently unstable
tagged versions a tagged version until a stable release due to code volatility unless stated otherwise is unsupported


Licensed under either of


Unless you explicitly state otherwise, any contribution intentionally submitted for inclusion in the work by you shall be dual licensed as above, without any additional terms or conditions.


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