Does systemd expose any unit-file-parsing functionality?

Richard W.M. Jones rjones at
Sun Mar 18 11:51:24 UTC 2012

On Sat, Mar 17, 2012 at 10:32:22AM -0400, Tom Lane wrote:
> I have a shell script that needs to dig the values of a couple of
> "Environment=" settings out of a systemd service file.  Currently
> it just assumes it knows the search path for such things, finds
> the file, and greps for the right lines.  This seems unduly friendly
> with the file format, and it was just pointed out to me that it
> completely fails to handle .include directives.  So I'm wondering if
> there is anything in the systemd infrastructure that could help me
> do this in a more robust way.  Ideas anyone?

Augeas *ought* to be able to do this.  Unfortunately I don't see any
lens in upstream augeas git :-(  But it'd be a nice feature to add.

(CC'd to augeas-devel)


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