Sometimes when you’re developing, the node.js process will keep running even though it has been stopped in the terminal. This calls for some drastic measures to kill the node processes.
This process is slightly different on Windows vs Linux machines.
How to kill all node.js processes on Windows
taskkill /im node.exe
If the issue is not resolved, try the following command with the “force” flag
taskkill /f /im node.exe
How to kill all node.js processes on Linux
Similar to Windows, you can use the following command to kill all node.js processes.
If this does not resolve the issue, you should follow the following process. Use this command to determine the process ID of a particular process.
$ netstat -nlp | grep :8080 tcp 0 0 0.0.0.0:8080 0.0.0.0:* LISTEN 1073/node
Get the process ID from the last column and target the process like this:
$ kill 1073
If the process doesn’t not want to exit, use the “force” flag of 9
$ kill -9 1073