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  1. In Unix and other computer multitasking operating systems, a daemon (pronounced /ˈdiːmən/ or /ˈdeɪmən/) is a computer program that runs in the background, rather than under the direct control of a user

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  2. a background computer program in Unix

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  3. they are usually initiated as background processes

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  4. Typically daemons have names that end with the letter "d": for example, syslogd, the daemon that handles the system log, or sshd, which handles incoming SSH connections

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  5. In a Unix environment, the parent process of a daemon is often (but not always) the init process (PID=1)

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