I have installed Node.js and Forever in my Raspberry Pi but I somehow don't know how to get Forever to start my hello.js which is in the /node/ directory. I followed the tutorial, Run NodeJS server on boot with Forever on Raspberry Pi but cannot get it to work

  1. I cannot find /var/www/ in my Raspberry Pi, as Forever seems to look for it to start any file.
  2. if I cd /node/ then run forever start hello.js, it will work.

How can I do something like below?

@reboot /usr/bin/sudo -u pi -H /usr/local/bin/forever start /node/hello.js

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I figured out how this work. It is because of root directory. In my raspberry pi 3b, the root directory is /home/pi/. So in my case, the whole script will be:

@reboot /usr/bin/sudo -u pi -H /usr/local/bin/forever start /home/pi/node/hello.js

then it works.

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