Restarting Rails with ‘Address Already in Use’

iTerm crashed on my this morning taking down my development Rails process. Now, I’m busy tailing‘s production.log and listening to some podcasts so I didn’t want to restart1

A little Googling found John Nunemaker’s year-old, “Oops I did it again” post.

His tips worked. An I’m rewriting the following for Future Reference2:

$ ps aux | grep script/server

To get the process id you need to kill

$ kill [PID #]

1. My standard way of restarting Rails in this situation.
2. If memory serves, this was the name of the first inhouse blog I started .