Im running the lsearchd daemon by just running
the terminal - and it all works.
But when I close that window, it stops.
How did I run it in silent mode, or as background, or some
way that is not dependent on my window staying open?
As much as the other options (screen, nohup) will work, you shouldn't do it
Write a service. If you use screen or nohup, the daemon will not persist
If I get some time I may write one. This is the kind of thing that would be
nice to have checked into the repository (along with deb and rpm source