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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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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init.d service doesn't start

I have installed ushareand want to start is with booting. sudo service ushare startworks, and there is a link to start ushare in /etc/rc2.d (and also rc3, rc4, rc5) and there are stop links in other ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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How to prevent start-stop-daemon start multiple instances

I am trying to start a process using start-stop-daemon and it works! $ sudo start-stop-daemon --background --start --pidfile /var/run/program.sh.pid --exec /usr/sbin/program.sh --make-pidfile $ ps ...
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Decrease browser load time by increasing priority of unbound DNS in systemd

I believe to decrease the launch time of browsers after boot/starting the X servers increasing the priority unbound processes would help. I believe editing the unbound.service file would do this but ...
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Start up script to choose between Ethernet and USB Cell Modem

I am playing with a BeagleBone Black running Debian Wheezy and I have written a startup script that waits (sleeps) for the ethernet to connect. If it doesn't connect via ethernet and get an IP ...
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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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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 ...