Windows service porting to linux


Windows service porting to linux



I am porting an application which runs as a background service in windows at startup, we are porting the application to linux(SUSE Enterprise server), I'am completely new to linux. Can somebody help me on how to proceed with this. Like

  1. Should I build the linux executable
  2. After builiding the binary, what changes should I make to linux startup files to run this executable
  3. How my service can register call back function to modify or change or send commands to my service while it is running



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See how-to-migrate-a-net-windows-service-application-to-linux-using-mono.. Under Linux, deamons are simple background processes.

No special control methods (e.g start(), stop()) are used as in Windows.

Build your service as a simple (console) application, and run it in the background.

You can use a tool like daemonize to run a program as a Unix daemon..



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