Viewing Services

To view a description of all the loaded and active units, run the systemctl command without any options or arguments:

systemctl

To see all the loaded, active, and inactive units and their description, run the following command:

systemctl --all

To see all the unit files and their current status but no description, run thie following command:

systemctl list-unit-files

The grep command filters the services by a search term, a helpful tactic to recall the exact name of a unit file without looking through a long list of names. Example:

systemctl list-unit-files | grep network
org.freedesktop.network1.busname           static
dbus-org.freedesktop.network1.service      enabled
systemd-networkd-wait-online.service       enabled
systemd-networkd.service                   enabled
systemd-networkd.socket                    enabled
network-online.target                      static
network-pre.target                         static
network.target                             static
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