nohup node server.js > /dev/null 2>&1 &

  1. nohup means: Do not terminate this process even when the stty is cut
    off.
  2. > /dev/null means: stdout goes to /dev/null (which is a dummy
    device that does not record any output).
  3. 2>&1 means: stderr also goes to the stdout (which is already redirected to /dev/null). You may replace &1 with a file path to keep a log of errors, e.g.: 2>/tmp/myLog
  4. & at the end means: run this command as a background task.