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  • In a Unix environment, the parent process of a daemon is often (but not always) the init process (PID=1). Processes usually become daemons by forking a child process and then having their parent process immediately exit, thus causing init to adopt the child process. — “Daemon (computer software) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • The words daemon and daimon are Latinized spellings of the Greek The daemon as a lesser spiritual being of dangerous, even evil character, an invisible. — “Daemon (classical mythology) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • Daemon Tools (styled DAEMON Tools by its creators) is a disk image emulator and optical disc authoring program for Microsoft Windows. Daemon Tools was originally a furtherance in the development of another program, Generic SafeDisc emulator, and incorporated all of its features. — “Daemon Tools - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org

Quotations

  • To this was to be ascribed a design in which his pen was, at this period, engaged, of collecting and investigating the facts which relate to that mysterious personage, the Daemon of Socrates. — “Wieland” by Charles Brockden Brown
  • Oh, she is all gentleness, kindness, goodness! Why was such a rascal as I born, ever to give her soft bosom a moment's uneasiness? Why am I cursed? I, who would undergo all the plagues and miseries which any daemon ever invented for mankind, to procure her any good; nay, torture itself could not be misery to me, did I but know that she was happy."–"Why, look you there now," says the landlady; "I told her you was a constant lovier."–"But pray, madam, tell me when or where you knew anything of me; for I never was here before, nor do I remember ever to have seen you."–"Nor is it possible you should," answered she; "for you was a little thing when I had you in my lap at the squire's."–"How, the squire's?" says Jones: "what, do you know that great and good Mr Allworthy then?"–"Yes, marry, do I," says she: "who in the country doth not?"–"The fame of his goodness indeed," answered Jones, "must have extended farther than this; but heaven only can know him–can know that benevolence which it copied from itself, and sent upon earth as its own pattern. — “Tom Jones” by Henry Fielding
  • Observe his footsteps in the Daemon of Socrates. — “Essays” by Michel de Montaigne
  • Even if they were to leave Europe and inhabit the deserts of the new world, yet one of the first results of those sympathies for which the daemon thirsted would be children, and a race of devils would be propagated upon the earth who might make the very existence of the species of man a condition precarious and full of terror. — “Frankenstein” by Mary Shelley
  • Judge what must have been my joy at discovering that my terrors were imaginary: I saw the Daemon obedient to my orders, I saw him trembling at my frown, and found that, instead of selling my soul to a Master, my courage had purchased for myself a Slave.' — “The Monk” by Matthew Lewis

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