How can I stop nodejs?
cptneko (4)

Hello. I have started an express+socketio server with the standard:

var app = express();
var server = http.Server(app);
server.listen(3000, () => console.log('listening on *:3000'));

code, but I cannot seem to be able to restart it since I have closed it and reopened. I get

Process crashed with: Error: listen EADDRINUSE: address already in use :::3000
    at Server.setupListenHandle [as _listen2] (net.js:1279:14)
    at listenInCluster (net.js:1327:12)
    at Server.listen (net.js:1414:7)
    at evalmachine.<anonymous>:17:8
    at Script.runInContext (vm.js:133:20)
    at Object.runInContext (vm.js:311:6)
    at evaluate (/run_dir/repl.js:133:14)
    at ReadStream.<anonymous> (/run_dir/repl.js:116:5)
    at ReadStream.emit (events.js:198:13)
    at addChunk (_stream_readable.js:288:12)

If I change the port then it stars but my client is unable to connect as the old version gets connected. So how could I stop the already running version and start the new one?

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rshetty (66)

If changing the port isn’t working, press ctrl-shift-P to open the little repl menu, then select open shell. You now get access to the Linux file system and command line. You will then be able to use any non-superuser method to stop the server.

cptneko (4)

@rshetty How can I kill it there? kill takes a pid and there is only killall5 which I have never seen and sadly ps isn't available :(

kevinisyoung (0)

@cptneko Did you figure this out?