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Running as a service

Using systemd, run WildBeast as a service for automatic (re)starting
Good to know: This guide uses systemd, we're assuming this is present on your system.
If you're using Ubuntu 20.04, you're already using systemd.

Making a new service

Start creating a new service:
sudo nano /etc/systemd/system/wildbeast.service
Copy and paste the following example:
[Unit]
After=network.target network-online.target
Requires=network.target network-online.target
StartLimitBurst=3
StartLimitIntervalSec=0
[Service]
WorkingDirectory=/REPLACE THIS
Type=simple
Restart=on-failure
RestartSec=1
User=REPLACE THIS
ExecStart=/usr/bin/env npm start
[Install]
WantedBy=multi-user.target
Pay attention to the REPLACE THIS, as you might've guessed you need to replace these values.
  • WorkingDirectory - The folder where you saved WildBeast
    For example: /home/wildbeast/WildBeast
  • User - The user that's going to run WildBeast
    Do NOT use root, create a new user for safety.

Controlling the service

Starting

sudo systemctl start wildbeast.service

Stopping

sudo systemctl stop wildbeast.service

Start on boot

sudo systemctl enable wildbeast.service
To undo:
sudo systemctl disable wildbeast.service

Restarting

sudo systemctl restart wildbeast.service