For users asking for ways to start custom apps as services on boot or just more easily, I recommend
systemd --user services for this job.
Systemd can be used in
user mode without need to call sudo to make changes to service states.
User services can be stored like this:
mkdir -p ~/.config/systemd/user if it does not exist
Once there, this service file can be called like any normal systemd service but with the
systemctl enable --now --user foo.service
foo.service would now attempt to be running in your user's context. You can check it with
systemctl status --user foo.service
Some notes about service files:
- Do not include the user or group variables. The systemd service will fail if you specify anything because the service implicitly runs as your user.
- Unless you are bound to the subnet port, do not forget authentication!
- If you are using an rc port, consider binding it to your subnet IP. You can easily communicate with your subnet ip via CLI
- At least, choose a unique port. Consider binding to your subnet port whenever possible (fun fact: subnet bound ports are accessible from your wireguard VPN)
- You need to start your mounts before the media center apps start, so you can try either a
PostStart=/usr/bin/sudo box restart plex