Skip to main content

I was puzzled on why #syncthing on my laptop was showing "2021-06-02" as last synchronization date with my #raspberrypi.
So I logged in my raspi via ssh, and magically the two devices started to sync.
A quick look at the raspberrpi's journal (# journalctl --since=today) showed:
ago 02 17:22:20 raspberrypi systemd[32888]: pam_unix(systemd-user:session): session opened for user pi(uid=1000) by (uid=0)
ago 02 17:22:21 raspberrypi syncthing[32908]: [start] INFO: syncthing v1.12.1-ds1 "Fermium Flea" (go1.15.9 linux-arm64) debian@debian 2021-04-08 21:52:00 UTC

I had setuped Syncthing to start with a user #systemd service unit, so the service was running only when user had log in and was stopped when the user logs out!

I want the synced files to be own by the user, so I have to run Synchthing from a system unit, but as my user. Now.. I could copy the user service file and set up a system service file from there but.... the kind developers of Syncthing have done that for us already!

It's been a matter of

$ systemctl --user disable syncthing.service --now
$ sudo systemctl enable synching@pi.service --now

where pi is the user Synching will run as... nice!
in reply to utzer [Friendica]

yup. is a systemd session started from scratch by pam when the user logs in for the first time.


This website uses cookies to recognize revisiting and logged in users. You accept the usage of these cookies by continue browsing this website.