For the Windows disk image emulator software, see Daemon Tools
daemontools is the "seminal process supervision toolkit" written by Daniel J. Bernstein as an improvement to the inittab, 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
Due to lack of ongoing maintenance for daemontools, newer tools such as runit have subsequently been preferred by some.