Cockpit uses systemd and the DBus APIs it provides to configure and monitor core aspects of the system. Use of alternate system APIs are not currently implemented.
For non root users, systemd controls access to its APIs via Policy Kit and a user logged into Cockpit will have the same permissions as they do from the command line.
Cockpit retrieves information about the host and changes the hostname via the
hostnamed daemon. To perform similar tasks from the command line use the
$ hostnamectl Static hostname: pink.example.com Pretty hostname: Pink Icon name: computer-desktop Chassis: desktop Machine ID: ef00b79be229463cbb844c3e715de96c Boot ID: 934983d64d34465cb5a8383b5a89ad8c Operating System: Fedora 22 (Twenty Two) CPE OS Name: cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:22 Kernel: Linux 4.0.4-301.fc22.x86_64 Architecture: x86-64
Cockpit configures the system time and time zone via the
To perform similar tasks from the command line use the
$ timedatectl list-timezones Africa/Abidjan Africa/Accra Africa/Addis_Ababa Africa/Algiers ...
Cockpit can manage the list of NTP servers used by
systemd-timesyncd by putting its own file into
/etc/systemd/timesynd.conf.d/. Note that
systemd-timesyncd is not always enabled, depending on
the configuration of the machine. In that case, Cockpit disabled the
UI for managing the list of NTP servers. In some cases use of
ntpd can cause the
timedated daemon to
behave inconsistently with regards to time synchronization.
Cockpit restarts or powers down the machine by using the
command. To perform similar tasks from the command line, run it directly:
$ sudo shutdown +15 Shutdown scheduled for Sa 2015-09-26 15:49:40 CEST, use 'shutdown -c' to cancel.
Cockpit manages system services and sockets via systemd. To perform similar tasks from the
command line use the
$ systemctl status cockpit ● cockpit.service - Cockpit Web Service Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/cockpit.service; static; vendor preset: disabled) Drop-In: /etc/systemd/system/cockpit.service.d └─debug.conf Active: active (running) since Sa 2015-09-26 13:28:02 CEST; 2h 7min ago Docs: man:cockpit-ws(8) Main PID: 6957 (cockpit-ws) Memory: 1.8M CGroup: /system.slice/cockpit.service ├─ 6957 /usr/libexec/cockpit-ws └─29598 /usr/bin/ssh-agent