Crazy Redd Crazy Redd -5 years ago 172
Node.js Question

Node.JS | Is it possible to move self to background?

Yes, I know this question exists, but unfortunately it doesn't answer this specific question.

I am writing a Node.JS app to control multiple Steam trade bots and I am adding a terminal like interface to it. This will allow me to start and stop bots whenever. However is it possible to move the program into the background with just Node.JS code?

I would like to have a command like this:

function processCmd(cmd){
var cmdArgs = cmd.split(" ");
case "bg":
console.log("Moving to background...");
// move program to background

Is this possible? Or do I just have to restart the program manually?

Answer Source

The easiest way I found to keep it running was just use the forever package and allow access via an HTTP server port. Nevertheless thanks for your suggestions!

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