How to run commands via NodeJS child process?

Sending a newline \n will exectue the command. .end() will exit the shell.

I modified the example to work with bash as I’m on osx.

var terminal = require('child_process').spawn('bash');

terminal.stdout.on('data', function (data) {
    console.log('stdout: ' + data);

terminal.on('exit', function (code) {
    console.log('child process exited with code ' + code);

setTimeout(function() {
    console.log('Sending stdin to terminal');
    terminal.stdin.write('echo "Hello $USER. Your machine runs since:"\n');
    console.log('Ending terminal session');
}, 1000);

The output will be:

Sending stdin to terminal
Ending terminal session
stdout: Hello root. Your machine runs since:
stdout: 9:47  up 50 mins, 2 users, load averages: 1.75 1.58 1.42
child process exited with code 0

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