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For the Windows disk image emulator software, see Daemon Tools.
|Original author(s)||Daniel J. Bernstein|
|Stable release||0.76 / July 12, 2001|
|Operating system||Linux, BSD, Unix|
|License||Public domain software|
daemontools is the "seminal process supervision toolkit" written by Daniel J. Bernstein as an improvement to the inittab, /etc/ttys, init.d or rc.local alternatives, providing all of the following features.
- Easy service installation and removal
- Easy first-time service startup
- Reliable restarts
- Easy, reliable signalling
- Clean process state
- Bernstein, Daniel (2001-07-12). "How to install daemontools". cr.yp.to. Retrieved 2013-12-12.
- "Tech Tip: Run services in Linux using daemontools". [techrepublic.com. [TechRepublic]]. 2004-08-12. Retrieved 12 December 2013.
- Bernstein, Daniel. "Frequently asked questions from distributors". cr.yp.to. Retrieved 12 December 2013.
- Purcell, Steve (2007-11-11). "Init Scripts Considered Harmful". sanityinc.com. Retrieved 12 December 2013.
- Official daemontools website, maintained by the author
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