Tell systemd to output every command it executes for a unit

Phuong Nguyen asked:

I’m trying to run some Docker container on coreos. However, I’m getting some error and is clueless about what went wrong.

What I did is to use journalctl -f -u myunit.service to view the log in realtime, and then use systemctl start myunit.service and systemctl stop myunit.service to trigger the action, however I don’t see any thing details enough to understand what’s going on.

I would like systemd to output all commands it execute while it starts or stops my unit. What should I do?

My answer:

Run systemctl status myunit.service and you will see the commands that were run, and their status.

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