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systemctl - command line utility to manage services without SystemD


systemctl [options] command [name...]


-h, --help
show this help message and exit
Show package version
Connect to system manager (default)
Connect to user service manager
-t TYPE, --type=TYPE
List units of a particual type
List units with particular LOAD or SUB or ACTIVE state
-p NAME, --property=NAME
Show only properties by this name
-a, --all
Show all loaded units/properties, including dead empty ones. To list all units installed on the system, use the 'list-unit-files' command instead
-l, --full
Don't ellipsize unit names on output (never ellipsized)
Show reverse dependencies with 'list-dependencies' (ignored)
Specifiy how to deal with already queued jobs, when queuing a new job (ignored)
When showing sockets, explicitly show their type (ignored)
-i, --ignore-inhibitors
When shutting down or sleeping, ignore inhibitors (ignored)
Who to send signal to (ignored)
-s SIG, --signal=SIG
Which signal to send (ignored)
Start or stop unit in addition to enabling or disabling it
-q, --quiet
Suppress output
Do not wait until operation finished (ignored)
Do not print a legend (column headers and hints)
Don't send wall message before halt/power-off/reboot (ignored)
Don't reload daemon after en-/dis-abling unit files (ignored)
Do not ask for system passwords
When enabling unit files, override existing symblinks / When shutting down, execute action immediately
Apply only enable, only disable, or all presets [all]
Enable unit files in the specified root directory (used for alternative root prefix)
-n NUM, --lines=NUM
Number of journal entries to show (ignored)
-o CAT, --output=CAT
change journal output mode [short, ..., cat] (ignored)
Print unit dependencies as a list instead of a tree (ignored)
Do not pipe output into pager (ignored)
--coverage=OPTIONLIST for coverage (e.g. spawn,oldest,sleep) []
-e NAME=VAL, --extra-vars=NAME=VAL, --environment=NAME=VAL
..override settings in the syntax of 'Environment='
-v, --verbose
..increase debugging information level
-4, --ipv4
..only keep ipv4 localhost in /etc/hosts
-6, --ipv6
..only keep ipv6 localhost in /etc/hosts
-1, --init
..keep running as init-process (default if PID 1)

use 'help' command for more information

May 2020 systemctl 1.4.4147