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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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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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 ...
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How to automatically restart a linux background process if it fails?

I have a process which is executed by init.d script on the background. Eg: case "$1" in start) /bin/myprocess & stop) killall myprocess restart) killall ...
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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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Linux : To monitor a Service and restart if stopped?

Actually I'm not so sure whether i should use Shell Scripts, or if there some ways already. But whatever approach we use, i would like to keep a Service running all the time. Let's say iptables as an ...
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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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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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Copy Linux liveUSB causes errors with init.d scripts - Impossible..?

Please post your thoughts ideas or anything you may come up with. I would be very interested to see what anybody else is thinking. The Overall Problem When I install a simple Java application ...
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Linux permissions for services

How do permissions work for services in Linux? I already know that I can set read, write and execute permissions for files and directories with chmod each for owner, group and other users but how do ...
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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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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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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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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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Teamviewer-like SSH daemon

I have a computer at home with SSH installed which I would like to be able to control remotely. However, I am not able to allow SSH port forwarding through my router, so the only way to get in would ...
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Is it possible run Transmission daemon and Qt/GTK GUI at once in sync?

The title is the question. Originally this Ubuntu machine was meant to be headless, but I installed LXDE. Usually Transmission is run by the default GTK+ GUI. Instead of making sure the daemon runs ...
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systemctl (Fedora 17) and interacting spawned processes's consoles

Introduction I've recently upgraded to Fedora 17 and I'm getting used to the newer systemctl daemon manager versus shell init scripts. A feature I need on some of my daemons is the ability to ...
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Run serveral daemon using python

I noticed that serveral daemon invoked python seperately. For example, I have both wicd and ibus daemon running on my machine. Instead of launching a single instance of python, the daemons run with ...
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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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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 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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Simple daemon in C for constantly removing files from a user directory [closed]

I am trying to make a simple daemon for continuously deleting files from purple/icons ( the pidgin dir ). However, remove() and unlink() are not deleting files. Here is my code, please, tell me where ...
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Disabling syslogd in FreeBSD

I'm running FreeBSD in a very small VM with about 1.5G of space. I'd like to disable syslogd to save disk space, but there is no entry for it in /etc/rc.conf. service -e shows that syslogd is indeed ...
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Will re-installing MySQL remove or delete existing databases?

If I reinstall MySQL, without removing the actual MySQL installation, would it rewrite all files without deleting my databases? My problem is my mysqld is broken, due to the fact that I accidentally ...
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Launchd alternatives

I am writing an application that uses a library that will not work when the application is run as a launchd daemon. There is a bug in the library where it will throw a bus error when used from a ...
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Running – or only starting – a daemon using launchd

I'm trying to set up YouTrack on OS X Lion Server and have it launch at boot using launchd. I have downloaded the YouTrack jar file which I can successfully run from the command line using java ...
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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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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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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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is it possible to change the way of authenticating linux with the help of a daemon (FC4 particularly)?

I got a pc and a special application installed on it, the OS is FC4 and we don't have root password I tried several random passwords and after 3 times I realized that something fishy is happening ...
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Installing daemon on a fresh ubuntu system

I have done a linux service using the article on this link http://shahmirj.com/blog/the-initd-script After that I copied the files into the init.d directory cp -f "myserviced" "/usr/sbin/myserviced" ...
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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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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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Weird start-stop-daemon behaviour?

I have the following script: #!/usr/bin/python3 import sys for s in sys.argv: print(s) Now I execute: sudo start-stop-daemon --start --pidfile /var/run/test.pid --make-pidfile ...
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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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How can I reboot system using Upstart?

I'm using Upstart on Ubuntu 12.04 to control and monitor a service defined by me, where the service is a user process running as a daemon. I need to monitor it so, when it fails/crashes it respawns, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How to launch a daemon as root in OS X

I put my plist in /Library/LaunchAgents and my exexutive program in /usr/libexec and daemon statrs when system startup . But this daemon is owned by user . I try to put my plist in ...
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Find out which port the daemon is using [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Finding the process that is using a certain port in Linux Suppose I run some daemon but I didn't remember which port it usually use. How can I obtain this information?
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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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How to run app on startup as different user?

I have MineCraft server, and I need run it every time I start Debian. I solved it, but it always run as root. I need it run as normal user.
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How to make daemon starts automatically? Ubuntu server 12.04

I have nginx and postgresql daemons installed. How can make them start automatically every time server is started? I think to add sudo service nginx start sudo service postgresql start to ...
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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 ...