[systemd-devel] How to allow a user to use journalctl to see user-specific systemd service logs?

Stefan Schweter stefan at schweter.it
Mon Oct 3 19:48:16 UTC 2016

On 03.10.2016 20:59, Daniel Ng wrote:
> I am running user-level services in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.  For example, I have
> my test.service located at ~/.config/systemd/user/test.service
> I was able to run the service by doing
>     systemctl --user start test.target

Hi Daniel,

did you really use test.target? Target files are usally used for
grouping units [1].

I tried to create a test.service file in ~/.config/systemd/user and
started it with:

systemctl --user start test.service

Then it is possibly to use journalctl --user both with:

journalctl --user -u test

journalctl --user -u test.service

Tested with systemd 231 - what systemd version do you use?



[1] https://www.freedesktop.org/software/systemd/man/systemd.target.html

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