Last updated at 10:16 pm UTC on 8 September 2017
Notes on making a program run as a service on Raspbian
As part of the WeatherStation I needed to make the (gack)Python program reading the sensors be a service that would start up after any reboot. Current Raspbian uses systemd, which h seems to be reviled and worshipped in roughly equal measure.
What worked for my purposes was adding a 'unit file' in /lib/systemd/system called 'weather.service' that consisted of
Description=Weather sensor read and publish
To start up this service you can use
sudo systemctl start weather.service
To enable it as a full service use
sudo systemctl enable weather.service
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