Commands and Locations#

  • custom services are stored here: /etc/systemd/system

  • analyse security of service unit: systemd-analyze security <service_unit>

  • restart a service: systemctl restart <application_name>.service

  • show logs of a service: journalctl -u <application_name>.service

List Services#

  • list enabled services: systemctl list-unit-files --state=enabled

  • list running services: systemctl list-units --type=service

  • list failed services: systemctl --failed

  • list timers: systemctl list-timers

List all since boot#

  • all boot cycles: journalctl -k -b all

  • current boot : journalctl -k

  • last boot: journalctl -k -b -1

  • two boots prior: journalctl -k -b -2

  • and so on


  • delete old journal files (ony keep last 2 days): journalctl --vacuum-time=2d