New article at Linux.com by me: Managing Services on Linux with systemd . You’ve read all about systemd, the new Linux init daemon. You know what it does, and why. Now it’s time to dig in and learn how to make it sit up and beg — or at least start, stop, and get information on services.
Starting and Stopping Services
My earlier piece, “Here We Go Again, Another Linux Init: Intro to systemd” discusses the concepts behind systemd and what it is supposed to do. Now it’s time to learn how to use it to control services on our systems. systemd is backwards-compatible with sysvinit and Upstart, so you can try it out by installing it on any Linux that uses sysvinit or Upstart without a lot of extra work. Arch Linux, Debian, and OpenSUSE all include systemd in their software repositories.