Interactive cli tool to list and run start multiple services simultainously

Usage no npm install needed!

<script type="module">
  import nodemss from '';


Node Multi Service Starter (nodemss)

Interactive cli tool to list, control and run start multiple services listed in JSON file simultainously.


$ npm i -g nodemss


Navigate to any folder containing the config file in json format


$ nodemss [run] --config PATH_TO_CONFIG_FILE

Load config file and start all processess

$ nodemss run --config PATH_TO_CONFIG_FILE

Load config file without running / starting all processess

$ nodemss --config PATH_TO_CONFIG_FILE


?:                      Shows help screen.
find [xxxx]:            Finds the process matching the pattern xxxx
kill xxxx:              Kills the process associated with PID xxxx
killAll:                Kills all process started and their status
listAll:                Lists all process started and their status
start service name:     Starts the service identified by the name. If the service is started already, it will ignore the command
startAll:               Starts all the services. If the service is started already, it will ignore the command
exit || bye:            Exits the programme. !!All opened processess may be still running!!

Config file syntax

Config File

    "defaultCommand": "",       // Represents the default command. This can be the command that most of your services use.
    "defaultArguments": [""],   // Array of strings for each argument the command uses
    "defaultOptions": {         // Default options for the processess. 
        "shell": true,
        "detached": true
    "processess": []


    "name": "" ,                    // Name to reffer the servie. It can be module name or project name or app name.
    "command": ""   ,               // This field is optional. Value provided here will override the defaultCommand.
    "arguments": [""],              // This field is optional. Value provided here will override the defaultArguments.
    "options": {}                   // This field is optional. Value provided here will override the defaultOptions. Reffer SpawnOptions

Options / SpawnOptions

  • cwd <string> Current working directory of the child process.
  • env <Object> Environment key-value pairs. Default: process.env.
  • argv0 <string> Explicitly set the value of argv[0] sent to the child process. This will be set to command if not specified.
  • stdio <Array> | <string> Child's stdio configuration.
  • detached <boolean> Prepare child to run independently of its parent process. Specific behavior depends on the platform, see options.detached).
  • uid <number> Sets the user identity of the process.
  • gid <number> Sets the group identity of the process.
  • serialization <string> Specify the kind of serialization used for sending messages between processes. Possible values are 'json' and 'advanced'. See Advanced Serialization for more details. Default: 'json'.
  • shell <boolean> | <string> If true, runs command inside of a shell. Uses '/bin/sh' on Unix, and process.env.ComSpec on Windows. A different shell can be specified as a string. See Shell Requirements and Default Windows Shell. Default: false (no shell).
  • windowsVerbatimArguments <boolean> No quoting or escaping of arguments is done on Windows. Ignored on Unix. This is set to true automatically when shell is specified and is CMD. Default: false.
  • windowsHide <boolean> Hide the subprocess console window that would normally be created on Windows systems. Default: false.

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"options": {
    "shell": true,
    "detached": true,
    "cwd": "working_directory_of_the_service",
    "timeout": 20000,
    "stdio": ["ignore", "ignore", "ignore"]


1. Script permission issue on windows

nodemss : File D:\Users\.... cannot be loaded because running scripts is
disabled on this system. For more information, see about_Execution_Policies at
At line:1 char:1
+ nodemss
+ ~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo          : SecurityError: (:) [], PSSecurityException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : UnauthorizedAccess

Take utmost care while fixing this issue. The author will not take any liability from the fallout of this action. Refer here. You should know what you are doing!!!

Fix In Power Shell window with administrator privilages run:

Set-ExecutionPolicy -ExecutionPolicy RemoteSigned -Scope CurrentUser