Running Node.js Forever

If we use node to run Node.js script, it will block the current shell until it crashes or is forced to exit with Ctrl-C. But sometimes we might need to run this service in background or manage the Node.js

The traditional way is to use nohup.

$ nohup node hello.js > output.log &

Or you can choose some libraries such as daemon.node. So, if we already has the way to run service in background, what’s the benefit of using Forever?
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First Node.js Sample – Hello World

Yeah…it’s “Hello World” again.

You don’t really need to put your javascript in specify folder; so you can just create a new folder and put everything inside. Because I used nvm to install Node.js before, so I put my demo files inside ~/.nvm
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