[systemd-devel] [PATCH v2] systemctl: introduce --now for enable, disable and mask

Lennart Poettering lennart at poettering.net
Mon May 18 09:29:30 PDT 2015

On Sat, 16.05.15 08:24, J├│hann B. Gu├░mundsson (johannbg at gmail.com) wrote:

> On 05/15/2015 09:51 AM, Lennart Poettering wrote:
> >But anyway, this is certainly a matter of taste...
> Or cause for confusion.
> I asked an noob to run systemctl enable --now <unit> and he immediately
> asked back if he ran systemctl enable <unit> if it would not be enabled
> "immediately" so "--now" seems to be implying that something is not
> happening immediately.

Well, if you have a better word for "--now" I am all ears. All I know
is that I want it to be *one* option, and that it should apply to
enable/disable/mask (and maybe preset). How precisely it is named, is
a different question, and if we can find something better than
"--now", then i'd be totally willing to rename it!


Lennart Poettering, Red Hat

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