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Systemd service

To run Foxy-Farmer as a systemd service, a template foxy-farmer.service file is provided in the root of the repo.

  1. Copy the template foxy-farmer.service into /etc/systemd/system/foxy-farmer.service
  2. Modify the User and Group to your user/group.
  3. Modify the path to the foxy-farmer binary as well as the path to the foxy-farmer.yaml to fit your paths.


    When running from source the binary path is in venv/bin/, so for example /home/user/foxy-farmer/venv/bin/foxy-farmer.

  4. Reload the daemon to detect your new service:

    sudo systemctl daemon-reload

  5. Enable the service to start on boot:
    sudo systemctl enable foxy-farmer.service
  6. Start the service:
    sudo service foxy-farmer start


  • The status of the service can be seen via:
    sudo service foxy-farmer status
  • You can stop the service via:
    sudo service foxy-farmer stop
  • You can tail the logs of the service via:
    sudo journalctl -u foxy-farmer.service --follow