I am working on this GPL program for a client and am
I think I am right in my conclusion that programs started with the ampersand are started in the background but still tied to the controlling tty so if my ssh connection dies so does the program. When I don't want this I have to create a daemon.
I am trying to create a program to read from a named pipe created using
mknod pipename pthat blocks till there is data to come through from the "writer" process. The "writer" keeps restarting killing my "reader" process. So I guess I have to poll ? I don't know..
I really need that book on UNIX System Programming that
was written by W. Richard Stevens (I think....)(God rest
More research needed....