I am using a mac. After I start the server, I can’t seem to enter any more commands in the terminal, any suggestions?
You need to start it in background:
As @robfallows said, put an anpersand “&” at the end of the command line.
If you forgot to add the ampersand, you don’t need to restart your app, just do this:
- Ctrl + z
- Type “bg” in the terminal
not sure what that means, I typed in meteor &
my user name prompt doesn’t come up to put in commands
well, what prompt? if u want server side shell as admin, just run
from the project directory
it does not need to be in same terminal
Then you’re already running the command. In which case, you need to do as @Ensikyo says and type ctl-z, followed by bg.
Note that when you want to stop your meteor process you will need to identify the background job (use the
jobs command) and then either do
kill %jobnumber (example,
kill %1) or put the job back into foreground (
fg %jobnumber) and then ctl-c to kill.
thanks, that worked, also I realized that ctl-c allows me to enter commands while the server is running. what is the ctl-c actually doing?
killing the server
It sounds like you want to hit
cmd + t to open a new tab. change into the directory in the new tab and then you can use
meteor shell or any other commands.