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launchd is an init and operating system service management daemon created by Apple Inc. as part of macOS to replace its BSD-style init and SystemStarter. There have been efforts to port launchd to FreeBSD and derived systems.

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Original author(s)Dave Zarzycki
Developer(s)Apple Inc.
Initial releaseApril 29, 2005; 17 years ago (2005-04-29)
Written inC
Operating systemmacOS, FreeBSD, iOS, watchOS
TypeInit daemon
LicenseProprietary software (previously APSL and later Apache License 2.0)