[systemd-devel] systemd - how to run system service by user target

Kamil Jońca kjonca at o2.pl
Thu Oct 20 03:23:36 UTC 2016

Lennart Poettering <lennart at poettering.net> writes:

> On Wed, 19.10.16 12:46, Kamil Jońca (kjonca at o2.pl) wrote:
>> Assume we have openvpn.service.
>> This service neccessary only when I want to connect to my work from
>> home.
>> Is it possible to make user target which will be automatically run this
>> service?
> Whenever a user logs in it will get a per-user slice unit
> started. When the user logs out, the slice unit is removed. You could

Unfortunately we cannot say about user login/logout - I have my laptop
and it is only hibernated or sleeping. 
I thought rather about:

--8<---------------cut here---------------start------------->8---
systemctl --user start work-at-home.target
--8<---------------cut here---------------end--------------->8---
which runs vpn, mounts network discs etc.
Is it possible?
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