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LIBSYSTEMD(3)                  libsystemd                  LIBSYSTEMD(3)

NAME         top

       libsystemd - Functions for implementing services and interacting
       with systemd

SYNOPSIS         top

       #include <systemd/sd-bus.h>
       #include <systemd/sd-bus-vtable.h>
       #include <systemd/sd-bus-protocol.h>
       #include <systemd/sd-daemon.h>
       #include <systemd/sd-device.h>
       #include <systemd/sd-event.h>
       #include <systemd/sd-gpt.h>
       #include <systemd/sd-hwdb.h>
       #include <systemd/sd-id128.h>
       #include <systemd/sd-journal.h>
       #include <systemd/sd-login.h>
       #include <systemd/sd-messages.h>
       #include <systemd/sd-path.h>

       pkg-config --cflags --libs libsystemd

DESCRIPTION         top

       The libsystemd library provides functions that allow interacting
       with various interfaces provided by the systemd(1) service
       manager, as well as various other functions and constants useful
       for implementing services in general.

       See sd-bus(3), sd-bus-errors(3), sd-daemon(3), sd-device(3),
       sd-event(3), sd-hwdb(3), sd-id128(3), sd-journal(3), and
       sd-login(3) for information about different parts of the library


       Strict backwards-compatibility is maintained for the API
       (application programming interface) and ABI (application binary
       interface). Symbol versioning is used, with symbols only added
       and never removed.

NOTES         top

       Functions described here are available as a shared library, which
       can be compiled against and linked to with the
       libsystemd pkg-config(1) file.

       The code described here uses getenv(3), which is declared to be
       not multi-thread-safe. This means that the code calling the
       functions described here must not call setenv(3) from a parallel
       thread. It is recommended to only do calls to setenv() from an
       early phase of the program when no other threads have been

SEE ALSO         top

       systemd(1), libudev(1), pkg-config(1), Interface Portability and
       Stability Promise[1]

NOTES         top

        1. Interface Portability and Stability Promise

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Pages that refer to this page: sd-bus(3)sd-bus-errors(3)sd-daemon(3)sd-device(3)sd-event(3)sd-hwdb(3)sd-id128(3)sd-journal(3)sd-login(3)systemd.directives(7)systemd.index(7)