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Run a Shell Script (http server) as Systemd Service in Linux

August 24, 2023 - Reading time: 4 minutes

Download http Script (Example)

cd /root/
mkdir webserver
cd /webserver/
git clone https://github.com/xsukax/ipfs-tools.git

Create bash script to start http server

nano /root/webserver/ipfs-tools.sh

Paste bash script code

#!/bin/bash

python3 -m http.server 8080 -d /root/webserver/ipfs-tools/ -b 0.0.0.0 > /var/log/ipfstools.txt

-b ADDRESS, --bind ADDRESS bind to this address (default: all interfaces)
-d DIRECTORY, --directory DIRECTORY serve this directory (default: current directory)

Make the file executable by running the following command

chmod +x /root/webserver/ipfs-tools.sh

Make a service for running the script

nano /etc/systemd/system/ipfstools.service

Description=IPFS Tools Web Server
Documentation=https://xsukax.com/ipfs

[Service]
Type=simple
User=root
Group=root
TimeoutStartSec=0
Restart=on-failure
RestartSec=30s
#ExecStartPre=
ExecStart=/root/webserver/ipfstools.sh
SyslogIdentifier=Diskutilization
#ExecStop=

[Install]
WantedBy=multi-user.target
Alias=ipfstools.service

Save the file and start the service using the systemctl command

systemctl enable ipfstools.service
systemctl start ipfstools.service
systemctl status ipfstools.service

Open url on the opened port

http://localhost:8080

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