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Library to implement a well-behaved Unix daemon process

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This library implements PEP [no number yet], Standard daemon process library.

A well-behaved Unix daemon process is tricky to get right, but the required steps are much the same for every daemon program. An instance of the DaemonContext holds the behaviour and configured process environment for the program; use the instance as a context manager to enter a daemon state.

Simple example of usage:

import daemon

from spam import do_main_program

with daemon.DaemonContext() as daemon_context:
    do_main_program()

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