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I'm trying to create a systemd service. I see this error message in my journal.

Failed at step CHDIR spawning /bin/sh: No such file or directory

What causes this?

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I had

WorkingDirectory=/tmp/dir
ExecStartPost=/bin/rm /tmp/dir    
ExecStartPost=/bin/sh -c "foo bar"

One ExecStartPost was deleting the working directory. The second ExecStartPost couldn't get into that directory to run the command. That's the error that was generated.

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  • Are you sure it was /bin/rm /tmp/dir, and not rmdir? rm would fail if /tmp/dir was a directory. Sep 27 '21 at 9:28

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