I have a minecraft server running as a daemon. When you run it normally (not as a daemon), you can type commands into the console. How can you get to the console so I can send it commands while it's running as a daemon?


I would recommend running something like this in a screen session instead. The benefit of screen is that you can reattach to the console whenever you like to run a command, then send it to the background again as needed.

  • First type screen to start a session.
  • Run your minecraft server as you would in standalone mode.
  • Press Ctrla Ctrld.

You can now close your terminal session and minecraft or whatever software you use will continue to run in the background. Running screen -r will reattach you to this session to run commands.

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