systemd.scope - Scope unit configuration
Scope units are not configured via unit configuration files, but are only
created programmatically using the bus interfaces of systemd. They are named
similar to filenames. A unit whose name ends in ".scope" refers to a
scope unit. Scopes units manage a set of system processes. Unlike service
units, scope units manage externally created processes, and do not fork off
processes on its own.
The main purpose of scope units is grouping worker processes of a
system service for organization and for managing resources.
systemd-run --scope may be used to easily
launch a command in a new scope unit from the command line.
See the New Control Group Interfaces for an introduction
on how to make use of scope units from programs.
The following dependencies are added unless DefaultDependencies=no is
•Scope units will automatically have dependencies
of type Conflicts= and Before= on shutdown.target. These ensure
that scope units are removed prior to system shutdown. Only scope units
involved with early boot or late system shutdown should disable
- New Control Group Interfaces