setsid - Man Page

run a program in a new session

Synopsis

setsid [options] program [arguments]

Description

setsid runs a program in a new session. The command calls fork(2) if already a process group leader.  Otherwise, it executes a program in the current process.  This default behavior is possible to override by the --fork option.

Options

-c,  --ctty

Set the controlling terminal to the current one.

-f,  --fork

Always create a new process.

-w,  --wait

Wait for the execution of the program to end, and return the exit status of this program as the exit status of setsid.

-V,  --version

Display version information and exit.

-h,  --help

Display help text and exit.

Authors

Rick Sladkey <jrs@world.std.com>

See Also

setsid(2)

Availability

The setsid command is part of the util-linux package and is available from https://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/utils/util-linux/.

Referenced By

setsid(2), socat(1).

July 2014 util-linux