Daemons are programs which run in the background in multitasking operating systems. On Unix-like operating systems the names of many daemons end in the letter "d".

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inetd analog for Windows

Need a better analog of inetd daemon for Windows. Currently using http://sourceforge.net/projects/winetd/, but it's outdated with bugs present. Please recommend any better solutions for running your ...
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using screen with start-stop-daemon, sysv

I'm trying to run a program with an ncurse interface as a daemon using screen. I want to use start-stop-daemon to manage the process, but I'm having trouble creating a SysV init script. Variables: ...
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Daemon <||> Process control differences

With respect to this excellent post: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/958249/whats-the-difference-between-nohup-and-a-daemon I would like to ask the following: After launching an application from ...
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Supervisorctl stop all = stalled processes?

I'm running several PHP CLI scripts and monitoring them via Supervisor. When I use supervisorctl to monitor them, the scripts show like this: cleanup RUNNING pid 1805, uptime 0:00:41 ...
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Using launchd for persistent scripts

I have launchd configured to run a script. This works fine for the user who installed it (me), but it relaunches the script every time I log in, while I'd like it to run as long as the computer is on ...
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How do I monitor a daemon on Ubuntu?

I have an upstart script which runs a node.js deamon continuously. What I'm trying to do is to restart this daemon when/if it fails. I have little or no idea how to go about this. Any insight ...
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script calling script as other user

Using CentOs, I want to run a script as user 'training' as a system service. I use daemontools to monitor the process, which needs a launcher script that is run as root: : #!/bin/bash exec >> ...
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Looking for cache daemon

I'm looking for a daemon that I can install on my Debian server, and can be controlled through PHP (preferably with included libraries). It must have a basic key-value cache, BUT it must never ever ...
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Pulseaudio Daemon Startup Failed

When running startx on Arch Linux, the error: E: [pulseaudio] main.c: Daemon startup failed. is returned. Is there any way to fix this error?
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ubuntu server, trying to get a service/daemon to start

I followed the instructions here, but when I enter "sudo service mydaemon start". I get "mydaemon: unrecognized service". I have verified that the files are in the proper places, and I took the ...
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What benefits does daemonizing give me?

If I start something like uWSGI via SSH with my normal login user (assuming I should), and "daemonize" it, does that mean I can log out of SSH and uWSGI will remain running?
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How to make core dumping in Linux for every process?

How make Linux core dumping for every process not only for deaemons?
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.sh script is not executed as the user I want therefore scp does not work

I was using the GUI version of Transmission for Ubuntu. When my torrents were downloaded I ran the following script as user server with the corresponding ssh keys: #!/bin/bash cd ...
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How can I stop jenkins.pid in fedora15?

I have jenkins running, but I need to stop it. in /var/run I have jenkins.pid which is what the standard jenkins script uses to stop jenkins. The jenkins script uses start-stop-daemon which doesn't ...
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How to create a virtual keyboard in userspace?

I'm trying to generate keypress/release events similar to those produced by typing on a physical keyboard, but from a process that isn't attached to any actual hardware.
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When should I choose to run an application as a daemon?

From the MongoDB manual: To start the server as a daemon listening on port 5586 and sending all output to mongodb.log, we can do: mongod --port 5586 --fork --logpath mongodb.log What is the ...
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How can I find out what IRC Daemon a certain server is running?

To get an overview on IRC, I wanted to find out what kind of IRC server software/daemon (like unrealircd) runs on a certain server. Is there a possibility to get this information?
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What do the [..] mean in 'ps' and how do you create a process like it?

When running ps, you get something like: root 2 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? S< 00:00 0:00 [kthreadd] root 3 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? S< 00:00 0:00 ...
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How can I relax the X security constraints for the jenkins daemon?

It works fine on the commandline, when I do xhost + su - jenkins emulator -avd myAVD.avd but emulator -avd myAVD.avd executed by jenkins daemon fails with "SDL init failure: No ...
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Daemon Tools error (0xc0000006)

I tried to reinstall Windows XP to Windows 7, but I could not install the video card drivers because the driver installation software only works on XP.I have launched the setup program with XP mode. ...
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need a bittorrent daemon

I'm building a Ubuntu server for the house. I want to centralize torrents. what I'm looking for is something that runs as a service (daemon) that has 3 folders to configure. Actively downloading ...
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Manage processes on an distributed windows computer system

I want to manage the startup / re-start and shutdown of a multi module software system running on a set of windows machines. For example: [some machines booted, some still doing so] run the whole ...
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artsd on a server

On a debian server, I see artsd is running, I don't understand why. It's not my fault. Is there some explication / usage to run a sound daemon on a server ? ~/ ps xf PID TTY STAT TIME ...
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PPPD Round Trip Time too long?

T-Mobile changed the RTT of my CDS service card to 1100ms. I can't connect using PPPD any longer. What configuration parameters do I have to change to get a connection again? MrB edit: my current ...
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Creating a Daemon based sftp client

If i were to build an sftp client which launched with logon details, and could then controlled by sending commands to that daemon; would that be ideal way to create an sftp client with disposable ...
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OpenOffice Daemon Problem

I'm using OpenOffice as a daemon. Sometimes, when the daemon is running a long time, CPU use spikes very high and then OpenOffice crashes. At this point, OpenOffice doesn't work and document ...
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Send command to daemon

I have a minecraft server running as a daemon. When you run it normally (not as a daemon), you can type commands into the console. How can you get to the console so I can send it commands while it's ...
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daemons and daemon users (specifically transmission-daemon) on OS X 10.5.8

I'm trying to set up transmission-daemon on a box running Mac OS 10.5.8. I want to do things the right way, which means (to my understanding) create a service user (_transmission, for example) for ...
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How to allow password protected start-stop-daemon functionality?

I would like to use Ubuntu's start-stop-daemon to start my application, but the application protects some sensitive information, so I have a mechanism where the application prompts for a password ...
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How do I prevent Linux services from auto-starting?

I have recently migrated from Windows to Linux (xubuntu) I am a developer and have installed everything I need, LAMP. In Windows I used to turn off all unnecessary services - I don't need the Apache ...
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Program freeware - reminder that blinks a message on a computer screen

Do you know a freeware program - reminder that blinks a message on a computer screen and can be scheduled for a certain time, let's say the hour when you may quit your work place and go home? ...
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What is the name of the screensaver daemon on Mac OS X?

My Mac's screensaver seems to be frozen, and I think quitting the process through SSH will resolve the problem. Does anyone know what the name of the process is?
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Easy way of daemonizing in CentOS 5.4

I know there is a program called upstart that can make it easy to make small daemons. I can't get this program to configure on CentOS. I get all sort of errors concerning pkg-congfig, libnih, and ...
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User Permissions: Daemon and User

I often run into this issue on Linux, and I'd love to know the proper way of solving it. Say I have a daemon running. In my example, I'll use LigHTTPD, a webserver. Some software, like Wordpress, ...
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Stop a runaway launchd process on OS X Leopard

I created a launchd .plist file to in order to have a python script run every hour. I ended up editing and later deleting the .plist file ( in /Library/LaunchDaemons )... but somehow launchd is still ...