Jetty – Stop a Jetty Server by Command

To start a Jetty Server, you can type the following command.

java -jar start.jar


The only way to stop the Jetty Server is by pressing Ctrl + C in the shell prompt.

Actually, there is a way to issue a stop command to the Jetty Server on another shell prompt. But you have to specify the STOP.PORT and STOP.KEY in the start command as follow.

java -DSTOP.PORT=8080 -DSTOP.KEY=stop_jetty -jar start.jar


After the Jetty Server is started, you can open another shell prompt and stop the Jetty by

java -DSTOP.PORT=8080 -DSTOP.KEY=stop_jetty -jar start.jar --stop


Done =)

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