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
foo.service would now attempt to be running in your user's context. You can check it with
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