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I'm trying to write a systemd timer to run Prey. I wrote:


Description=Open source anti-theft solution for laptops, phones & tablets.



Description=Open source anti-theft solution for laptops, phones & tablets.



It seems to work, but I'm in doubt about the [Install] section. There's a Does it mean that If I replace with the timer will start running when the systems has network connection? If that is the case, can I remove the OnStartupSec=5min line?

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The is just a generic unit other services can depend on. It depends on the services, which are required by the If the requires NetworkManager, it only ensures NetworkManager is started before any network dependent service is started.

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So it doesn't ensure that the system has network connection? – Tae Oct 15 '13 at 14:52

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