Warning: This program is experimental and its interface is subject to change.

Name

nix daemon - daemon to perform store operations on behalf of non-root clients

Synopsis

nix daemon [option...]

Example

  • Run the daemon in the foreground:

    # nix daemon
    

Description

This command runs the Nix daemon, which is a required component in multi-user Nix installations. It performs build actions and other operations on the Nix store on behalf of non-root users. Usually you don't run the daemon directly; instead it's managed by a service management framework such as systemd.

Note that this daemon does not fork into the background.