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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What's the difference between docker.io and docker?

Trying to learn docker here but I am a bit confused on what the difference is between docker.io and docker. Is docker.io the daemon server and docker the client? Why does the daemon need to run all ...
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Does anyone know what “discoverd” daemon is?

Saw this process running in Activity Monitor. Not sure what it does...anyone seen this before? Tried searching for list of "normal" mac os daemons but most lists are incomplete. Have not found any ...
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How to daemonize a bash script only if --daemon flag is given?

I have my script.sh and want to run it with ./script.sh or ./script.sh --daemon, having it remain in the foreground unless the --daemon flag is given, in which case it should detach and go into the ...
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linux: monitor logfile for a string and execute script

I want to monitor a logfile (syslog) on my linux debian box. So if there is a new entry with a secific string, i want to execute a script. The strings are "alarm start" and "alarm end" So it should ...
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how can I run a java application as daemon?

I use to run an application in CentOS with the command nohup java -jar AnalyticsBackend.jar & Now I want to run this application as daemon i.e. on reboot, this application shoud start running ...
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OpenVPN server issues

I am unable to connect to my OpenVPN server running on latest ArchLinux version, the port seems open if I scan from the outside, so im pretty sure its correctly forwarded, however the client displays ...
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Linux: run bandwidth throttler daemon (trickled) on start-up

I want to run the bandwidth throttler trickled automatically on boot up. (Raspbian OS on the Raspberry Pi). What methods are there, and which one(s) are standard practice? The options I've found are ...
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Debian: daemon program quits immediately when run as jenkins user

I'm trying to run an IRC bot as a daemon using daemon (also tried with the daemonize utility), I use the following command to run it, daemon --name=HsIRCb ...
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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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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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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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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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Can I use /etc/init/ on Debian Wheezy to manage a daemon process?

I want to run a PHP daemon process and found a solution at Stackoverflow but unfortunately its not working. Now I thought Upstart is not installed since Debian still uses System V. I have two ...
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How to kill buffers when quitting a client frame in emacs daemon

I'm using emacs as a daemon on OSX ML. When I close an instance emacsclient -t, I'd like emacs to kill all the buffers I've opened within the instance of emacsclient. Doing C-x C-c or C-x 5 0 does ...
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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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How do I restart a service with correct permissions?

I have a service that watches a directory for files. When a file arrives the service moves it to another directory. When the file is fully moved the service executes setWritable(true). As long as ...
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Check if a daemon triggers watchdog

I read about sd_notify (http://www.freedesktop.org/software/systemd/man/sd_notify.html) and was wondering if it's possible to somehow find out if a daemon sends some notifications. In particular, I ...
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How is a basic daemon made on OSX?

I have an OSX system that I'd love to have some daemons set up on that will automate the updating of all of my console utilities. How would I go about creating and running such daemons? I'd also like ...
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Customize mailer-daemon error messages in LAMP

I need to customize bounce and error messages sent from MAILER-DAEMON in a LAMP environment. Instead of the standard message From: Mailer-Daemon@xxxxxx.co.uk To: johndoe@hotmail.com ...
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Creating and running a launchd daemon

I'm trying to follow along w/ the tutorial located here: http://www.tuaw.com/2014/06/11/how-to-keep-homebrew-and-xquartz-updated-automatically/ I've properly set up all of the script files, but am ...
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How can I queue a script to run the next time a system is up and connected to the internet?

I'm using mailsend (on a Mac) to send mail from the command line. I'd like to set this up such that I can execute a send command, but if my system is disconnected from the internet, that command is ...
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systemd: Start some services only when at home (based on WLAN SSID)

I would like to have some network daemons like sshd or NFS only running on my laptop when I’m in my home network for security reasons. Is there a way to automate this with systemd and e.g. ...
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qBittorrent hangs when daemonized with Supervisor

I want to use qbittorrent-nox (a version without desktop GUI) on my Debian server. Everything works fine if I run it directly from an interactive shell. When trying to daemonize it with supervisor ...
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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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Multi-threaded export process

I need to export/generate a gigantic amount of data/media (courses) from a CMS database running on an Ubuntu server. I know my way around Linux but I'm not an expert in the inner workings of ...