SETSID(1)                       User Commands                      SETSID(1)

NAME         top

       setsid - run a program in a new session

SYNOPSIS         top

       setsid [options] program [arguments]

DESCRIPTION         top

       setsid runs a program in a new session.

OPTIONS         top

       -c, --ctty
              Set the controlling terminal to the current one.

       -w, --wait
              Wait for the execution of the program to end, and return the
              exit value of this program as the return value of setsid.

       -V, --version
              Display version information and exit.

       -h, --help
              Display help text and exit.

SEE ALSO         top


AUTHOR         top

       Rick Sladkey <>

AVAILABILITY         top

       The setsid command is part of the util-linux package and is available

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