Ubuntu – GUI tool for managing systemd on Ubuntu 18.04 (Bionic Beaver)


Is there a GUI tool for managing systemd on Ubuntu 18.04 (Bionic Beaver)?

I want to be able so see the status of services and/or units (and/or whatever else systemd calls them).

Ideally, I could also filter so as to only display running services. Also filter to only display enabled services.

Apparently, Ubuntu 16.04 had systemd-ui, which I never used.

This article from 2011 mentions some other tools that existed long ago on various Linux distributions.

If there is not a GUI tool, is there a curses tool?

I want to be able to quickly review a list of running and enabled services, and in as few key presses as possible, stop and disable the services/units that I don't want.


Best Answer

I'm surprised no one has mentioned chkservice yet. A curses tool for enabling,disabling, and starting/stopping systemd units. It's even in the usual apt repo, so you can just sudo apt install chkservice.

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