Automatically Turn Off the LEDs on Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Pi is my little busy-bee, working as a torrentbox and a Nextcloud server, among other things. But man, those blinking LEDs are not good for your sleep.

So, I have written a small script with a systemd service to keep the LEDs turned off at night. You can find it at my Gitlab page. Enabling it on your own Raspberry is as easy as 1-2-3:

1. First, download the script with git clone https://gitlab.com/radek-sprta/automate-raspberry-leds
(you might have to install git first)
2. Then copy raspberry-leds.sh to /usr/local/bin
3. And make it executable with sudo chmod +x /usr/local/bin/raspberry-leds.sh
4. Afterwards, raspberry-leds.service and raspberry-leds.timer to /etc/systemd/system/multi-user.target.wants
5. Finally, run sudo systemctl daemon-reload

Well, that was more like 1-2-3-4-5. But still pretty easy I would say. No more blinking lights bothering you at night anymore. Yay!

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