Systemd Files

Ubuntu 16.04 does not support user SystemD services.

"The only thing more complicated and confusing than systemd is the planet's ecosystem." - Me

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For example, create /etc/systemd/system/my-ssh-monitor.service

[Unit]
description=My SSH monitor
Requires=network-online.target
Wants=sshd.service

[Service]
User=..
Group=..
WorkingDirectory=/home/my-app/
ExecStart=/bin/my-monitor
ExecStop=/bin/kill -HUP $MAINPID
PrivateTmp=true

[Install]
WantedBy=default.target

systemctl daemon-reload to activate the unit file.

sudo systemctl start|stop|reload|restart|reload-or-restart|enable|disable|status|is-failed

Types of Services

Type=simple - default, must not fork, considered to started immediately.

Targets

What do theydothey do?

default.target

network-online.target

multi-user.target

Timers

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