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I run the node server by typing

node server.js

from a putty terminal to get it running. Now i want to stop the server how should i do it? I tried pressing the pause break button on the keyboard. But it is not stopping it.

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Try using ctrl+c, usually does the trick.

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    programmatically, you can use app.close() if var app = require('http').createServer(). – Lance Pollard Apr 12 '12 at 21:19
8

Try from another terminal

killall node

Works in OS X and Linux

7

If you are going to use the 'top' command to kill a process, you should try sending the '2' signal first, not '9'. Sending '9' is kind of like pulling the plug on your computer instead of issuing a shutdown command. It can sometimes have some undesirable consequences. Sending '2' has the same effect as ctrl+c.

For reference, here are the different signals you can send to stop a process and what they mean: (from kill man page)

 1       HUP (hang up)
 2       INT (interrupt)
 3       QUIT (quit)
 6       ABRT (abort)
 9       KILL (non-catchable, non-ignorable kill)
 14      ALRM (alarm clock)
 15      TERM (software termination signal)
4

Enter 'top' at command line and find the process ID of the process you want to kill. Press 'K', it will prompt you to enter the process id that you want to kill, enter it, and press enter. It will then ask what signal you want to transmit to the process, enter '9' and press enter. The process will be killed.

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On windows os in command prompt, Press CTRL + C wait till it stops if it does not then Press the CTRL + C 2 times this will definitely work.

0

ctrl + shift + c does the trick in ubuntu terminal

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    A Terminal shouldn't remap keys like this. – chicks Jun 25 '18 at 18:40

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