kill-port
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kill-port

Kill process running on given port


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Install

With npm:

npm install --save kill-port

With yarn:

yarn add kill-port

With pnpm:

pnpm add kill-port

Usage

const kill = require('kill-port')
const http = require('http')
const port = 8080

const server = http.createServer((req, res) => {
  res.writeHead(200, {
    'Content-Type': 'text/plain'
  })

  res.end('Hi!')
})

server.listen(port, () => {
  setTimeout(() => {
    
    // Currently you can kill ports running on TCP or UDP protocols
    kill(port, 'tcp')
      .then(console.log)
      .catch(console.log)
  }, 1000)
})

API

The module exports a single function that takes a port number as argument. It returns a promise.

CLI

You can use kill-port as a global package.

Install the package globally:

$ npm install --global kill-port
# OR
$ yarn global add kill-port

Then:

$ kill-port --port 8080
# OR
$ kill-port 9000
# OR you can use UDP
$ kill-port 9000 --method udp

You can also kill multiple ports:

$ kill-port --port 8080,5000,3000
# OR
$ kill-port 9000 3000 5000

You can also use npx to kill-port without installing:

# Kill a single port
$ npx kill-port --port 8080
$ npx kill-port 8080
# Use UDP
$ npx kill-port 9000 --method udp
# Kill multiple ports
$ npx kill-port --port 8080,5000,3000
$ npx kill-port 9000 3000 5000

Contributing

Got an idea for a new feature? Found a bug? Contributions are welcome! Please open up an issue or make a pull request.

License

MIT © Tiaan du Plessis

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