--no-detach option?

tim.conway at philips.com tim.conway at philips.com
Thu Nov 22 01:46:29 EST 2001

Not in daemon mode.
# ps -ef |grep rsync
# rsync --daemon
# ps -ef |grep rsync
    root 23716     1  0 07:42:58 ?        0:00 rsync --daemon
# rsync localhost::
Like most daemons, it forks by default.  I've wanted this feature for some 
time, for debugging, but instead, just started it with truss, with the 
fork option.

Tim Conway
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Dave Dykstra <dwd at bell-labs.com>
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11/21/2001 07:15 AM

        To:     rsync at lists.samba.org
        cc:     (bcc: Tim Conway/LMT/SC/PHILIPS)
        Subject:        Re: --no-detach option?

On Wed, Nov 21, 2001 at 12:23:29PM -0000, Max Bowsher wrote:
> I did the same, for cygwin, but I called the
> option --debug-daemon. --no-detach is probably a better name. Heres my
> patch.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Jos Backus" <josb at cncdsl.com>
> To: <rsync at lists.samba.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, November 20, 2001 11:05 PM
> Subject: --no-detach option?
> How about adding a --no-detach option (to be used in combination with
> --daemon) to rsync so it can be run under Dan Bernstein's daemontools'
> supervise? If there's interest I'll provide a patch.

Rsync will already not detach if stdin is not a socket.  Is that

- Dave Dykstra

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