In Unix, what is a daemon?
Daemon stands for Disk and
Execution Monitor. A daemon is a
long-running background process that answers requests for services.
The term originated with Unix, but most operating systems
use daemons in some form or another. In Unix, the names of daemons
conventionally end in "d". Some examples include
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