Fix Python – How to stop flask application without using ctrl-c


Asked By – vic

I want to implement a command which can stop flask application by using flask-script.
I have searched the solution for a while. Because the framework doesn’t provide app.stop() API, I am curious about how to code this. I am working on Ubuntu 12.10 and Python 2.7.3.

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If you are just running the server on your desktop, you can expose an endpoint to kill the server (read more at Shutdown The Simple Server):

from flask import request
def shutdown_server():
    func = request.environ.get('werkzeug.server.shutdown')
    if func is None:
        raise RuntimeError('Not running with the Werkzeug Server')
def shutdown():
    return 'Server shutting down...'

Here is another approach that is more contained:

from multiprocessing import Process

server = Process(
# ...

Let me know if this helps.

This question is answered By – Zorayr

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