nohup node server.js > /dev/null 2>&1 &
- nohup means: Do not terminate this process even when the stty is cut off.
- > /dev/null means: stdout goes to /dev/null (which is a dummy device that does not record any output).
- 2>&1 means: stderr also goes to the stdout (which is already redirected to /dev/null). You may replace &1 with a file path to keep a log of errors, e.g.: 2>/tmp/myLog
- & at the end means: run this command as a background task.