daemon

This is a user on some variants of linux.

From /etc/passwd:
daemon:x:1:1:daemon:/usr/sbin:/bin/sh

So...

  • its home directory is /usr/sbin
  • it has a shell

The encrypted password field for this user in /etc/shadow shows "*" - thus its disabled.

However, root can 'su' to daemon quite easily if/when needed.

Topic revision: r1 - 2012.09.20 - PaulReiber
 
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