Verify a SystemD service file

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Use the systemd-analyze verify command to check if a SystemD service file is valid and has no syntax errors.

Terminal window
sudo systemd-analyze verify /etc/systemd/system/my-service.service

If the service file is valid, the command will return nothing. If there are any errors, they will be displayed in the output.

Terminal window
/etc/systemd/system/my-service.service:3: Failed to add dependency on my-service.service, ignoring: Invalid argument

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