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

Mantas Mikul─Śnas grawity at gmail.com
Mon Oct 3 20:13:53 UTC 2016


On Mon, Oct 3, 2016 at 9:59 PM, Daniel Ng <danielng56 at gmail.com> 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
>
>
> However, when I try to read its log using journalctl, I got this error
> message:
>
>     journalctl --user -u test.service
>

The option is --user-unit. -u always refers to system units.

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Mantas Mikul─Śnas <grawity at gmail.com>
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