ANN: dh, the daemon helper

John Kelly jak at
Thu Sep 10 20:57:44 CEST 2009

On Thu, 10 Sep 2009 06:38:20 +0000 (UTC),
garabik-news-2005-05 at wrote:

>John Kelly <jak at> wrote:
>> dh, the daemon helper

>> dh is its name; a natural companion to sh.
>A useful little program, but...
>this might be OT, but let me point out that the name collides 
>with Debian's debhelper (also invoked as dh)

Until now, I was unaware of debhelper.

It's hard to find a short name not already taken.  I decided that dh was
a good representation of its function, and I wanted a two character name
that's easy to use with minimal keystrokes.

I apologize to debhelper users, but I have no desire to change the name
of daemon helper now.

dh is its name; a natural companion to sh.

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