Running node http in the background

2018/01/24

This is something simple I needed to do, but had to dig around a bit to figure it out since I’m a Windows guy.

I just wanted to run http-server as a background job in linux.

npm run server > http.log 2>&1 &

Redirect stderr (the 2) to http.log, referred to by &1. The & at the end just means run in the background.