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Restart a package

npm.commands.restart(packages, callback)

This restarts a package (or multiple packages).

This runs a package's "stop", "restart", and "start" scripts, and associated pre- and post- scripts, in the order given below:

  1. prerestart
  2. prestop
  3. stop
  4. poststop
  5. restart
  6. prestart
  7. start
  8. poststart
  9. postrestart

If no version is specified, then it restarts the "active" version.

npm can restart multiple packages. Just specify multiple packages in the packages parameter.

Note that the "restart" script is run in addition to the "stop" and "start" scripts, not instead of them.

This is the behavior as of npm major version 2. A change in this behavior will be accompanied by an increase in major version number

Last modified January 23, 2015           Found a typo? Send a pull request!

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