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How to manage systemd from the command line

A unit configuration file whose name ends in “.service” encodes information about a process controlled and supervised by systemd. This man page lists the configuration options specific to this unit type. See systemd.unit(5) for the common options of all unit configuration files. The common configuration items are configured in the generic “[Unit]” and “[Install]” sections. The service specific configuration options are configured in the “[Service]” section.

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A unit file is a plain text ini-style file that encodes information about a service, a socket, a device, a mount point, an automount point, a swap file or partition, a start-up target, a watched file system path, a timer controlled and supervised by systemd(1), a resource management slice or a group of externally created processes.

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