Mudcat Café message #3559171 The Mudcat Café TM
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Posted By: Rapparee
15-Sep-13 - 10:51 PM
Thread Name: BS: In Hell
Subject: RE: BS: In Hell
It's "daemon" and in a multitasking computer operating systems, a daemon is a computer program that runs as a background process, rather than being under the direct control of an interactive user.

init, dhcpd, crond, ftpd, fingerd, and sendmail are examples of daemons.