I am following the instruction mentioned in :

To install and configure the basic elements for MongoDB in Ubuntu. During "Configure MongoDB username and password", on phase 4 "Step 4 - Enable mongodb authentication" got the error.

$ systemd daemon-reload
Excess arguments.

How can I resolve that?

1 Answer 1


I guess you should use "systemctl daemon-reload" instead of "systemd daemon-reload".

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    Dec 7, 2018 at 12:02
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