detached 0.1.2

Spawn detached processes with no need to wait on them

To use this package, run the following command in your project's root directory:

Manual usage
Put the following dependency into your project's dependences section:

This package provides sub packages which can be used individually:

detached:spawn - A minimal D application.


Spawn detached processes in D.

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Standard D library does not provide a way to start detached process and requires to wait on returned Pid. Without waiting you will get zombie processes (resource leakage) if parent process outlives its child.

detached solves this problem by introducing the spawnProcessDetached function which has almost the same API as spawnProcess.


  • Run process detached, i.e. with no need to wait.
  • Actually reports errors from exec- functions unlike spawnProcess which just checks if executable and working directory exist before fork and hopes their states leave unchanged before exec.

Missing features

  • A way to close standard streams in spawned process (e.g. for daemon creation).



Simple program demonstrating the usage of spawnProcessDetached.

dub run :spawn  -- --workdir=/usr/local -- pwd
dub run :spawn  -- --stdout=/dev/null --stderr=/dev/null -- vlc
dub run :spawn -- -v HELLO=WORLD -- sh -c 'echo $HELLO'
  • Roman Chistokhodov
Sub packages:
0.1.7 2017-Sep-02
0.1.6 2017-Jun-26
0.1.5 2017-Jun-18
0.1.4 2017-Mar-19
0.1.3 2017-Mar-17
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