AresMUSH
A New Breed of MUSH Server

Shutting Down the Game

If you ever need to stop your game, the best way is to use the shutdown command in-game.

If that doesn’t work, you can:

  1. Log into the Web Portal with an admin character.
  2. Go to Admin -> Manage.
  3. Click “Shutdown”.

Restarting the Game

Once the game is shut down, see Starting the Game to restart it.

Tip: Always wait about 10 seconds or so between shutting the game down and restarting it. This ensures that everything has a chance to shut down fully and cleanly.

Hard Kill

As a last resort, if none of the above steps work, you can kill the server process.

  1. Log into your Server Shell.
  2. Change into the aresmush folder using cd aresmush.
  3. Run the kill script: bin/killares.

If for some reason the process ID isn’t there or the kill command doesn’t work, you’ll need to figure out the game process. On most servers, you can execute the command ps -aux | grep startares and see something like this:

lynn     **25742**  0.0  6.5 233656 69084 ?        Sl   06:29   0:04 ruby /home/lynn/.rvm/gems/ruby-2.1.5/bin/rake startares

The bold number in the second column is the process ID (25742). You can then do kill -9 <process ID>.