Why Not Root?

You may be wondering why Linux didn’t refer to these background processes as “root” rather than “demon” at this point. Well, the desire to prevent confusion is the key to the solution. The superuser or administrator account, which has total control of the system, is referred to as “root” in the Linux operating system. It could be difficult to distinguish between administrative activities and background tasks if background operations are described as “root” processes.

Unleashing the Power of Demons

Linux programmers chose the term “demon” to draw a distinct line between background processes running on their own and the administrative activities carried out by the root user. Demons are built to accomplish specialized duties, like handling file transfers, managing network connections, and keeping track of system performance. They run even when no users are signed in and work independently of user commands.

Convert the root into demon Command is:-

chown -R daemon:daemon

By Abhishek Singh

Software Engineer at Cotocus pvt. ltd

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