Current Perl documentation can be found at perldoc.perl.org.
Here is our local, out-dated (pre-5.6) version:
If by daemon process you mean one that's detached (disassociated from its tty), then the following process is reported to work on most Unixish systems. Non-Unix users should check their Your_OS::Process module for other solutions.
Open /dev/tty and use the the TIOCNOTTY ioctl on it. See tty(4) for details. Or better yet, you can just use the POSIX::setsid() function, so you don't have to worry about process groups.
- Change directory to /
- Reopen STDIN, STDOUT, and STDERR so they're not connected to the old tty.
Background yourself like this:
fork && exit;