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Original author(s)Daniel J. Bernstein
Stable release
0.76 / July 12, 2001; 21 years ago (2001-07-12)[1]
Written inC
Operating systemLinux,[2] BSD, Unix
TypeInit daemon
LicensePublic domain software[3]
Websitecr.yp.to/daemontools.html Edit this on Wikidata

daemontools is a process supervision toolkit written by Daniel J. Bernstein as an alternative to other system initialization and process supervision tools, such as Init.

Some of the features of daemontools are:

  • Easy service installation and removal
  • Easy first-time service startup
  • Reliable restarts
  • Easy, reliable signalling
  • Clean process state
  • Portability

Similar applications are runit, s6,[4] and daemontools-encore.[5]


  1. ^ Bernstein, Daniel (2001-07-12). "How to install daemontools". cr.yp.to. Retrieved 2013-12-12.
  2. ^ "Tech Tip: Run services in Linux using daemontools". techrepublic.com. TechRepublic. 2004-08-12. Retrieved 12 December 2013.
  3. ^ Bernstein, Daniel. "Frequently asked questions from distributors". cr.yp.to. Retrieved 12 December 2013.
  4. ^ An overview of s6
  5. ^ daemontools-encore

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