This is daemons/become_daemon.h (Listing 37-1, page 770), an example from the book, The Linux Programming Interface.

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/* become_daemon.h

   Header file for become_daemon.c.
#ifndef BECOME_DAEMON_H             /* Prevent double inclusion */

/* Bit-mask values for 'flags' argument of becomeDaemon() */

#define BD_NO_CHDIR           01    /* Don't chdir("/") */
#define BD_NO_CLOSE_FILES     02    /* Don't close all open files */
#define BD_NO_REOPEN_STD_FDS  04    /* Don't reopen stdin, stdout, and
                                       stderr to /dev/null */
#define BD_NO_UMASK0         010    /* Don't do a umask(0) */

#define BD_MAX_CLOSE  8192          /* Maximum file descriptors to close if
                                       sysconf(_SC_OPEN_MAX) is indeterminate */

int becomeDaemon(int flags);



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