— author: ~ben published: true title: daemonize with user units description: a quick tutorial on creating and managing daemonized processes with systemd user units category: - main —
so you’ve got a process that you want to keep running. you might have it in a
tmux or screen session. let’s use systemd user units to manage it!
1. ensure that your user unit loadpath is set up:
mkdir -p ~/.config/systemd/user/
1. create a basic service. save something like this in ~/.config/systemd/user/my-new-service.service (adjusting where necessary)
ExecStart=/bin/bash -c "while true do; echo hi; done"
1. enable it
systemctl --user enable --now my-new-service.service
1. enable-linger for your user account
this allows your user units to run even when you’re not logged in.
you can now use
systemctl --user to manage your daemonized process.