[systemd-devel] Antw: Re: Q: Reducing the output of systemctl status

Ulrich Windl Ulrich.Windl at rz.uni-regensburg.de
Wed May 15 09:22:51 UTC 2019

>>> Lennart Poettering <lennart at poettering.net> schrieb am 15.05.2019 um 11:04 in
Nachricht <20190515090447.GA22719 at gardel-login>:

>> I just noticed: If you use a "argv[0] override" for your command, it's not
>> just that the command is started with that name, it's also displayed as
>> ExecStart here (not path shown).  I used it to shorten error messages using
>> argv[0].
> I cannot parse this?

"@/var/run/iotwatch-LOC1/iotwatch-LOC1 iotwatch-LOC1 ..." is displayed as "iotwatch-LOC1 ...":
Process: 13950 ExecStart=iotwatch-LOC1 ...

>> So I'd like a status output that simply displays:
>> Active: active (running) since Wed 2019-05-15 08:33:14 CEST; 2min 17s ago
> I mean, I'd like a pony, too.

Real men want a death star, not a pony ;-)

> It appears you want to use "systemctl is-active", not "systemctl status".

Right, but when you have --quiet already, why to apply it consistently?
Also it seems that "systemctl is-active" accepts any name (e.g. mis-spelled service names) without complaint, saying it's "inactive". Is that a bug?


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