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nix3-daemon(1) General Commands Manual nix3-daemon(1)

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


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


nix daemon [option…]


Run the daemon in the foreground:

# nix daemon


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.