naught VS forever

Compare naught vs forever and see what are their differences.


Zero downtime deployment for your Node.js server using builtin cluster API (by andrewrk)


A simple CLI tool for ensuring that a given script runs continuously (i.e. forever) (by foreversd)
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naught forever
0 5
772 13,475
- 0.3%
0.0 4.5
over 2 years ago 12 days ago
JavaScript JavaScript
MIT License MIT License
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Tracking mentions began in Dec 2020.


Posts with mentions or reviews of forever. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-08-09.
  • No Answers on Google
    2 projects | | 9 Aug 2021
    Also, if you want node red to run on startup, you can use PM2 or forever to make that happen.
  • Open Source Accountability
    2 projects | | 27 May 2021
    Any advice when open source maintainers neglect popular projects.

    The point here is that we depend on open source and as a result need maintenance. I can see how some of you would say switch to pm2 or something newer, but it would be a lot simpler for us just to get our SCA scan passing.

    2 projects | | 27 May 2021
    There is no accountability. From the license (MIT)


    You can fork it, if you wish. You can maintain a public fork and even accept patches from the community, or not accept patches, or only maintain a private fork and not share it with anyone.

    Also, it looks like it's in a semi-zombie state. They even encourage to use other programs:

    > A simple CLI tool for ensuring that a given script runs continuously (i.e. forever). Note that this project currently fully depends on the community for implementing fixes and new features. For new installations we encourage you to use pm2 or nodemon

  • Set wallpaper without command prompt console popping up?
    5 projects | | 1 Apr 2021
    This is great but, I'd rather not have a console left open 24/7, so I decided to use the forever package to run my script in the background:
  • New to Web Development and Lost with Hosting
    1 project | | 4 Feb 2021
    To use at the same time multiple NodeJS servers you can use forever. I think you can do it without forever, using the normal NodeJS console, but I wasn't able to.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing naught and forever you can also consider the following projects:

PM2 - Node.js Production Process Manager with a built-in Load Balancer. - Monitor for any changes in your node.js application and automatically restart the server - perfect for development


Phusion Passenger - A fast and robust web server and application server for Ruby, Python and Node.js

supervisor - Supervisor process control system for UNIX

node-linux - Create native background daemons on Linux systems.

node-windows - Windows support for Node.JS scripts (daemons, eventlog, UAC, etc).

God - Ruby process monitor