How to restart a node js server

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I've installed and is running a node.js server on osx. I've altered some pieces and need to restart the server to see the effects.

I only know how to restart by closing the terminal window and then reopneing it and then running node chatdemo.js again.

Any way to restart without closing terminal?
Oct 12, 2020 in Node-js by kartik
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Hello @kartik,

If it's just running (not a daemon) then just use Ctrl-C.

If it's daemonized then you could try:

$ ps aux | grep node
you   PID  1.5  0.2  44172  8260 pts/2    S    15:25   0:00 node app.js
$ kill -2 PID

Where PID is replaced by the number in the output of ps.

Hope it helps!!

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answered Oct 12, 2020 by Niroj
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