Re: Why "daemon" is not like "deity"
On 3 Mar 1998 firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> > Hypertext Webster Gateway: "daemon"
> _We_ did not pick the descriptive term "daemon". The difference with
> "deity" is that we have not released the program yet, we are in control,
> we have the capability of making a good decision or a bad one. We
> should not default to inconsiderate behavior because others have been
> inconsiderate in the past.
> Anyway, there is no program named "daemon" in the system, and most of them
> except for cron and init are described as "servers" these days.
dwarf# apropos daemon
bdflush (2) - start, flush, or tune buffer-dirty-flush daemon
cron (8) - daemon to execute scheduled commands (Vixie Cron)
diskd (1) - disk daemon; wait for disk to be inserted
diskseekd (1) - disk seek daemon; simulates Messy Dos' drive
klogd (8) - kernel log daemon.
lpd (8) - line printer spooler daemon
mountd (8) - NFS mount daemon
nfsd (8) - NFS service daemon
nfsservctl (2) - syscall interface to kernel nfs daemon
pppd (8) - Point to Point Protocol daemon
routed (8) - network routing daemon
rpc.mountd (8) - NFS mount daemon
rpc.nfsd (8) - NFS service daemon
start-stop-daemon (8) - start and stop system daemon programs
xkbevd (1x) - XKB event daemon
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