I am new to Linux. I observed some of the binary files and configuration file name s end with a
What is reason for putting a
d at the end of the file name?
They are daemons (Computing) – as in "workers behind the curtain".
All depending on how you interpret the word they can definitively also be demons.
– "an imaginary agent which helped sort molecules of different speeds and worked tirelessly in the background."
Else the usage of the word is somewhat in these lines:
And as pointed out by the good Mr. @Michael Kjörling, to emphasize:
"Of course, just because the executable's name ends in
etc. are examples of frequently used tools ending in
Though; typically daemons have the letter
Another writeup on the subject of *Nix Daemons.