std.process - avoid interaction with parent shell

Steven Schveighoffer schveiguy at
Tue Jul 21 12:06:28 UTC 2020

On 7/20/20 6:04 PM, Vladimir Panteleev wrote:
> On Monday, 20 July 2020 at 20:55:52 UTC, Steven Schveighoffer wrote:
>> I tried redirecting /dev/null to stdin when executing my application 
>> (and I assumed that would pass onto the process child), but it still 
>> asks. What am I doing wrong?
> Generically, I think you want to detach the program from the current 
> terminal (as well as doing the above). I think setsid can be used for 
> this purpose.

Would be a good option possibly to put into std.process.

> Specifically, checking git's source code, I see that setting the 
> environment variable GIT_TERMINAL_PROMPT to 0 will disable password 
> prompts.

Thanks to you and FreeSlave, that seems to work. I had already solved it 
by just quitting the terminal with it still running. But good to know 
for the future!


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