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Old 11-02-2011, 09:03 PM   #1
myadam
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I would like to know what is the role of "Daemon" in linux?


I would like to know what is the function of "Daemon" in linux.
 
Old 11-02-2011, 09:18 PM   #2
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A daemon is a Linux/Unix term for what in Windows is called a process.

They run quietly in the background and do stuff behind the scenes.

Wikipedia has a nice article about them:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daemon_(computing)
 
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Old 11-03-2011, 01:51 AM   #3
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You may also see the word 'service' used eg in RHEL

service network start (or stop or restart)
 
Old 11-03-2011, 02:02 AM   #4
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sounds like a homework question
And i still think that these one line posts by 1 posters ( first post) is a bot
 
Old 11-03-2011, 02:14 AM   #5
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when we start to work on linux many services run on system it called daemon,actually it is a process which works in background silently
 
  


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