Configuring systemd user timer
Published in linux.
To run systemd timer jobs (cron) as a user you’ll need to create a systemd service folder as the user:
mkdir -p ~/.config/systemd/user/
By default, systemd will only run timers if the user is logged in so to be able to run timer jobs without logged in use we enable lingering session with
loginctl enable-linger username
Then you can drop the .service and .timer files in the ~/.config/systemd/user folder.
To pick up the job you’ll need to run (as the user)
systemctl --user daemon-reload
and then you can enable the timer with
systemctl --user enable important.timer --now
and view the result with
systemctl --user list-timers or systemctl --user status <service>