[erlang-questions] Starting Erlang as a Unix daemon

Claes Wikström <>
Fri Jan 9 23:58:44 CET 2009


Sam Bobroff wrote:

> 
> I've tried using both "run_erl" and "erl -detached" but both of them
> seem to fork and exit before any user code is run.
> 
> Does anyone know a good way to handle this?
> 

There is unfortunately no good way to do this. The only
option is to have some auxiliary code that runs after the
detached erl process and checks for liveness.

/klacke



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