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I’ve just started to use Jenkins as part of a continuous integration setup that I’m building. Mostly I’m doing this to learn and then apply this to something bigger. At home, I’m using Jenkins as a CI server to manage testing of my PHP WordPress plugins. I know it could be overkill, but as a one man band, automating testing is something that saves me time and increases my confidence that the development feature is tested and ready to deploy!

June 2020 - This is my most popular post - I have tested this and it works - please Contact me if this doesn’t work for you  

How to Stop, Restart Jenkins - Common URL options

URL’s to stop or restart Jenkins 

http://[jenkins-server]/[command] where [command] can be

  • exit shutdown jenkins

  • restart restart jenkins

  • reload to reload the configuration


Terminal and Kill Process

ps -e | grep jenkins
53 ?? 0:02.51 /usr/bin/java -jar /Applications/Jenkins/jenkins.war 392 ttys000 0:00.00 grep jenkins
$ sudo kill 53


Terminal and Start / Stop daemon

You want to use launchctl to start and stop Jenkins.

  • Start Jenkins: sudo launchctl load /Library/LaunchDaemons/org.jenkins-ci.plist
  • Stop Jenkins: sudo launchctl unload /Library/LaunchDaemons/org.jenkins-ci.plist

Homebrew Options for Jenkins

You can have Homebrew start Jenkins-lts and have it auto-start brew services start jenkins-lts

  • Start Jenkins

  • Stop Jenkins brew services stop jenkins-lts

  • Restart Jenkins brew services restart jenkins-lts

    Start Jenkins - Homebrew

If installed via Homebrew enter to start brew start jenkins-lts - to start without binding it