I'm trying to make a user systemd service that runs a python script - however, when I try starting the service with
systemctl --user start shadesmath, and then do
systemctl status shadesmath, I get:
● shadesmath.service Loaded: not-found (Reason: No such file or directory) Active: inactive (dead)
Here is the contents of my
shadesmath.service file, which has been placed in
~/.config/systemd/user/shadesmath.service with permissions
[Unit] Description=ShadesMath AssertPathExists=/home/mikel/bots/mathbot/mathbot [Service] WorkingDirectory=/home/mikel/bots/mathbot/mathbot ExecStart=/home/mikel/anaconda3/bin/python bot.py parameters.json Restart=always [Install] WantedBy=default.target
I tried running
systemctl --user enable shadesmath, which created a symlink to the service in
~/.config/user/systemd/default.target.wants, but this hasn't seemed to change anything when I try starting the service.
This is my first time trying to use systemd, so chances are I'm doing something stupid, but I can't figure out what the issue is. Any pointers on how to set this up would be much appreciated. My goal is to have a service that runs this python script, and to re-run it on startup/if the script finishes or crashes - ideally I want this to be a user service as I don't want this running as root.
sudo systemd-analyze verify NAME.service. To me it reported that
WorkingDirectoryis not a valid directive.