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NAME

       systemd-notify - Notify service manager about start-up completion and other daemon status
       changes

SYNOPSIS

       systemd-notify [OPTIONS...] [VARIABLE=VALUE...]

DESCRIPTION

       systemd-notify may be called by daemon scripts to notify the init system about status
       changes. It can be used to send arbitrary information, encoded in an
       environment-block-like list of strings. Most importantly, it can be used for start-up
       completion notification.

       This is mostly just a wrapper around sd_notify() and makes this functionality available to
       shell scripts. For details see sd_notify(3).

       The command line may carry a list of environment variables to send as part of the status
       update.

       Note that systemd will refuse reception of status updates from this command unless
       NotifyAccess= is set for the service unit this command is called from.

       Note that sd_notify() notifications may be attributed to units correctly only if either
       the sending process is still around at the time PID 1 processes the message, or if the
       sending process is explicitly runtime-tracked by the service manager. The latter is the
       case if the service manager originally forked off the process, i.e. on all processes that
       match NotifyAccess=main or NotifyAccess=exec. Conversely, if an auxiliary process of the
       unit sends an sd_notify() message and immediately exits, the service manager might not be
       able to properly attribute the message to the unit, and thus will ignore it, even if
       NotifyAccess=all is set for it.

       systemd-notify will first attempt to invoke sd_notify() pretending to have the PID of the
       invoking process. This will only succeed when invoked with sufficient privileges. On
       failure, it will then fall back to invoking it under its own PID. This behaviour is useful
       in order that when the tool is invoked from a shell script the shell process — and not the
       systemd-notify process — appears as sender of the message, which in turn is helpful if the
       shell process is the main process of a service, due to the limitations of NotifyAccess=all
       described above.

OPTIONS

       The following options are understood:

       --ready
           Inform the init system about service start-up completion. This is equivalent to
           systemd-notify READY=1. For details about the semantics of this option see
           sd_notify(3).

       --pid=
           Inform the init system about the main PID of the daemon. Takes a PID as argument. If
           the argument is omitted, the PID of the process that invoked systemd-notify is used.
           This is equivalent to systemd-notify MAINPID=$PID. For details about the semantics of
           this option see sd_notify(3).

       --uid=USER
           Set the user ID to send the notification from. Takes a UNIX user name or numeric UID.
           When specified the notification message will be sent with the specified UID as sender,
           in place of the user the command was invoked as. This option requires sufficient
           privileges in order to be able manipulate the user identity of the process.

       --status=
           Send a free-form status string for the daemon to the init systemd. This option takes
           the status string as argument. This is equivalent to systemd-notify STATUS=.... For
           details about the semantics of this option see sd_notify(3).

       --booted
           Returns 0 if the system was booted up with systemd, non-zero otherwise. If this option
           is passed, no message is sent. This option is hence unrelated to the other options.
           For details about the semantics of this option, see sd_booted(3). An alternate way to
           check for this state is to call systemctl(1) with the is-system-running command. It
           will return "offline" if the system was not booted with systemd.

       -h, --help
           Print a short help text and exit.

       --version
           Print a short version string and exit.

EXIT STATUS

       On success, 0 is returned, a non-zero failure code otherwise.

EXAMPLE

       Example 1. Start-up Notification and Status Updates

       A simple shell daemon that sends start-up notifications after having set up its
       communication channel. During runtime it sends further status updates to the init system:

           #!/bin/bash

           mkfifo /tmp/waldo
           systemd-notify --ready --status="Waiting for data..."

           while : ; do
                   read a < /tmp/waldo
                   systemd-notify --status="Processing $a"

                   # Do something with $a ...

                   systemd-notify --status="Waiting for data..."
           done

SEE ALSO

       systemd(1), systemctl(1), systemd.unit(5), sd_notify(3), sd_booted(3)