I run a jupyter notebook in the background on a Mac using
>jupyter notebook &
Because it is running in the background I can’t use use
ctrl-c to kill it. Furthermore no processes seem to have the name
jupyter in the activity monitor.
This github issue suggests that this no way to do it from the browser: https://github.com/jupyter/notebook/issues/1530
however it says it should be possible to do from the command line using
jupyter notebook stop <portno> but that does not seem to work for me.
How do I shutdown the jupyter server (ideally without having to search for the
pid and then invoking
kill -9 or
kill -2 command. To find id of your process use
Starting from jupyter notebook version 5.1.0, the command
jupyter notebook stop <port number>
should shutdown the notebook server. If you don’t enter a port, it defaults to
8888 as that is the default. To know on which ports the servers are currently running, you can do
jupyter notebook list
With jupyter notebook version 5.0, if it is running in the background of your terminal a solution is to do as @juanpa.arrivillaga wrote in the comments:
to see the jobs running in the background
if there is only one and it is the jupyter notebook then
will bring it back to the foreground at which point you can kill it with
ctrl-c. And if there are many processes in the background, for example,
 Running firefox &
 Running jupyter notebook &
 Running python calc.py &
fg 2 brings the wanted process back to the foreground to be able to kill it with
ctrl-c, or in one step
Had this issue when running in the background on an EC2, rebooting fixed the issue
In a terminal you could run
pkill -f -1 jupyter*
Or I have found this to work when all else fails
sudo pkill -1 -f python
On mac terminal after running
Use Control-C to stop this server and shut down all kernels (twice to skip confirmation).
I’ve tried it – it works for me.
To stop jupyter lab for which
jupyter notebook list will give nothing it can be done in two steps
kill $(pgrep jupyter)
if when start a new instance you are getting
Jupyter command "jupyter-lab" not found.
just reactivate enviroment on which you are starting jupyter lab e.g.
conda activate base