Run node app in background (Linux)
Running a script in the background in linux can be done using
nohup, using nohup we can run node application in the background.
$ nohup node /nodeapp/index.js &
Forever is another solution for Node scripts.
$ npm install forever -g
$ forever start /nodeapp/index.js $ forever restart /nodeapp/index.js $ forever stop /nodeapp/index.js $ forever list
You can stop the process using the
kill command as well:
First you need to know which process ID to kill, list all the process running node by running:
ps axl | grep node
The second column of your result is probably the PID, take that number and run the command below:
kill -9 [PID]