2012/11/11 John Brown <johnbrown105@hotmail.com>
On Sun, 11 Nov 2012 20:56:44 +0100, Robert Latest wrote:
>
> Hello all,
>
> I'd like to know if it is at all possible to write UNIX-like daemons
> in a MinGW (non-MSYS) environment.
<snip/>
> Thanks,
> robert
>
 
Hello Robert,

Have you considered writing a Windows Service? See:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms685141(v=vs.85).aspx
 
Regards,
John Brown.

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Hi, Robert.

John is right. There is no such a thing as daemons on Windows. The only way to
go is Windows Services. It's painful to implement but works. "fork()" doesn't
work outside of Cygwin/Msys environment. The address

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms685141(v=vs.85).aspx

That John gave to you is a good start. There is another one

http://www.codeproject.com/Articles/16488/A-Windows-Service-Application

Tha has some example that you can take as a starting point.

Regards,
Alessandro