NAME | SYNOPSIS | DESCRIPTION | AUTOMATIC DEPENDENCIES | SEE ALSO | COLOPHON

SYSTEMD.TARGET(5)              systemd.target              SYSTEMD.TARGET(5)

NAME         top

       systemd.target - Target unit configuration

SYNOPSIS         top

       target.target

DESCRIPTION         top

       A unit configuration file whose name ends in ".target" encodes
       information about a target unit of systemd, which is used for
       grouping units and as well-known synchronization points during
       start-up.

       This unit type has no specific options. See systemd.unit(5) for the
       common options of all unit configuration files. The common
       configuration items are configured in the generic [Unit] and
       [Install] sections. A separate [Target] section does not exist, since
       no target-specific options may be configured.

       Target units do not offer any additional functionality on top of the
       generic functionality provided by units. They exist merely to group
       units via dependencies (useful as boot targets), and to establish
       standardized names for synchronization points used in dependencies
       between units. Among other things, target units are a more flexible
       replacement for SysV runlevels in the classic SysV init system. (And
       for compatibility reasons special target units such as
       runlevel3.target exist which are used by the SysV runlevel
       compatibility code in systemd. See systemd.special(7) for details).

AUTOMATIC DEPENDENCIES         top

       Unless DefaultDependencies= is set to no in either of related units
       or an explicit ordering dependency is already defined, target units
       will implicitly complement all configured dependencies of type Wants=
       or Requires= with dependencies of type After=. Note that Wants= or
       Requires= must be defined in the target unit itself — if you for
       example define Wants=some.target in some.service, the implicit
       ordering will not be added.

       All target units automatically gain Conflicts= dependency against
       shutdown.target unless DefaultDependencies= is set to no.

SEE ALSO         top

       systemd(1), systemctl(1), systemd.unit(5), systemd.special(7),
       systemd.directives(7)

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