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How to run Grunt command in background for the MEAN stack

I have the MEAN stack Ubuntu setup. I have nginx set up and redirecting the port 80 request to localhost port 3000. When I run the grunt command in the /opt/mean/ folder it works fine, the website loads etc.

The question is, how do I leave this to run as a background process? As at the moment once I close my terminal window the grunt task is ended.

Any help is much appreciated :)

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This isn’t hard to get working. You can use screen for this, if you haven’t got this already install it with:

sudo apt-get install screen

After this is done, you can run a screen (background window) with

screen -S nameofscreen

This will make a new screen, with a handy name. Now inside you can do your commands so it will run there. Once done, hit CTRL + a and then d. This will detach you from the screen, and keep it running in the background.

This isn’t hard to get working. You can use screen for this, if you haven’t got this already install it with:

sudo apt-get install screen

After this is done, you can run a screen (background window) with

screen -S nameofscreen

This will make a new screen, with a handy name. Now inside you can do your commands so it will run there. Once done, hit CTRL + a and then d. This will detach you from the screen, and keep it running in the background.