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SYSTEMD.TARGET(5)                         systemd.target                        SYSTEMD.TARGET(5)

NAME
       systemd.target - Target unit configuration

SYNOPSIS
       target.target

DESCRIPTION
       A unit configuration file whose name ends in ".target" encodes information about a target
       unit of systemd, which is used for grouping units and as well-known synchronization points
       during start-up.

       This unit type has no specific options. See systemd.unit(5) for the common options of all
       unit configuration files. The common configuration items are configured in the generic
       [Unit] and [Install] sections. A separate [Target] section does not exist, since no
       target-specific options may be configured.

       Target units do not offer any additional functionality on top of the generic functionality
       provided by units. They exist merely to group units via dependencies (useful as boot
       targets), and to establish standardized names for synchronization points used in
       dependencies between units. Among other things, target units are a more flexible
       replacement for SysV runlevels in the classic SysV init system. (And for compatibility
       reasons special target units such as runlevel3.target exist which are used by the SysV
       runlevel compatibility code in systemd. See systemd.special(7) for details).

AUTOMATIC DEPENDENCIES
       Unless DefaultDependencies= is set to no, target units will implicitly complement all
       configured dependencies of type Wants=, Requires= with dependencies of type After=, unless
       an ordering dependency of any kind between the target and the respective other unit is
       already in place. Note that this behaviour is disabled if either unit has
       DefaultDependencies=no.

SEE ALSO
       systemd(1), systemctl(1), systemd.unit(5), systemd.special(7), systemd.directives(7)

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