For example, to create a service that runs a script named
myscript.sh, you can create a file named
myscript.service with the following content:
Next lets make a timer for that service!
systemd timer file for the
systemd-timer unit. The timer file should be named
<name>.timer and should be placed in the
/etc/systemd/system directory. The file should contain the following sections:
Description=<Description of the timer unit>
OnCalendar=<time or interval when the timer should run>
For example, to create a
systemd-timer unit that runs the
myscript.service service every hour, you can create a file named
myscript.timer with the following content:
This timer file specifies that the
myscript.service service should be run every hour.
Enable and start the
systemd-timer unit. Once you have created the
systemd service and timer files, you can enable and start the
systemd-timer unit by running the following commands:
systemctl enable myscript.timer
systemctl start myscript.timer
These commands will enable the
myscript.timer unit to start automatically when the system boots, and will start the unit immediately.
Check the status of the
systemd-timer unit. You can use the
systemctl status myscript.timer command to check the status of the
myscript.timer unit and see when it is scheduled to run next.
For more detailed instructions and examples, you can refer to the
systemd documentation for your Linux distribution. You can also search online for tutorials and guides that can help you use
systemd-timer to run timed services on Linux.