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#1 2019-04-26 17:25:24

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A good systemctl FAQ


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#2 2019-04-26 18:33:26

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Re: A good systemctl FAQ

That's a lot of information but the systemd man pages are some of the best current software man pages in existence. A careful read of man systemctl would've answered all questions the linked article is answering.


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#3 2019-04-26 19:22:53

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Re: A good systemctl FAQ

Fwiw, many of the better/bigger VPS providers have decent resources for basic system or network administration. I learnt more about strongSwan and docker from VPS blogs/tutorials than their own respective documentation.

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#4 2019-04-27 05:48:12

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Re: A good systemctl FAQ

DigitalOcean have many good tutorials. In the past I've found eg SSH and reprepro very helpful.


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#5 2019-04-27 06:58:54

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Re: A good systemctl FAQ

I set my debian server up with a digitalocean tutorial.
they had an exactly suitable tutorial for the current debian stable, jessie at the time.
and it was good.

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#6 2019-04-27 15:40:30

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Re: A good systemctl FAQ

yes it is true it is in the man pages .... however i always find i never find the parts i want in the man pages .... and     on top of that the man pages are not always right because they don't get updated in a timely fashion  ... i use testing and there not right frequently .. or just out right missing, that is less common ...

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#7 2019-04-28 06:20:25

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Re: A good systemctl FAQ

r00t wrote:

on top of that the man pages are not always right because they don't get updated in a timely fashion

as a generalisation, this is absolutely wrong.
man pages are far more likely to get updated "in a timely fashion" than web tutorials.
they (usually) belong to the software package itself, so they get updated with the software package itself.

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#8 2019-04-28 07:14:55

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Re: A good systemctl FAQ

Both.

I have definitely found man pages to be old on occasions, but likewise web tutorials. Though, if you're using Debian you also have to be careful that the tutorial doesn't refer to more recent packages than what you have!

I find 'command -h' sometimes has more recent info than 'man command', because the help data is generated by the executable itself, while the manual has to be written separately.


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#9 2019-04-28 17:43:21

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Re: A good systemctl FAQ

well i have had switches listed incorrectly quite a few times.... i almost always look in at least 3 spots..

And not to poke to much but there is the dumb thing to where Ubuntu and Debian don't use the same switches .... and i have seen Ubuntu in Debian man ... and completely wrong ... it was correctly quickly however ...

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