How to exit the program in Node.js?

When fatal error happened, we’d like to kill the program. How to exit the program in Node.js?

You can use:


Here, “process” is a global process object. exit method ends the process.


Ends the process with the specified code. If omitted, exit uses the
‘success’ code 0.

To exit with a ‘failure’ code:


The shell that executed Node.js should see the exit code as 1.

Eric Ma

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