Server Fault is a question and answer site for system and network administrators. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

So I'm working on my first node.js 'Hello World' on a linux machine and I successfully got everything going by running

$ node example.js

I went to the browser and everything worked fine. Going back to the command line, I see the msg "Server running at" as indicated from the example.js. The only thing is that I can't return to regular command line prompt so I can do more work. It's giving me blank lines where I can type whatever I want with no discernible results. I don't know enough about linux commands to get out of whatever mode I'm in.


share|improve this question
up vote 0 down vote accepted

Ctrl-C is used to break command on Unix(Linux)

share|improve this answer
Thanks a lot, Jacob! – Spencer Carnage Feb 21 '11 at 4:10

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.