Programming Tips - How do I make a systemd service?

Date: 2013nov27 OS: Linux Q. How do I make a systemd service? A. This worked for me. It might not be the perfect way. 1. Make a script that starts your sevice. Call it /usr/local/bin/MYSERVICE_start 2. Make a so-called unit file in /lib/systemd/system/MYSERVICE.service Put this stuff in it:
[Unit] Description=Description of My Service [Service] ExecStart=/usr/local/bin/MYSERVICE_start Type=simple [Install]
3. Make symbolic link
cd /etc/systemd/system ln -s /lib/systemd/system/MYSERVICE.service MYSERVICE.service
4. Make systemd take notice of it
systemctl daemon-reload
5. Activate the service immediately
systemctl start MYSERVICE
6. Enable the service to be started on bootup
systemctl enable MYSERVICE