For Linux/Mac OS X users
For Linux and OS X users, use a Terminal window to navigate to the directory where NiFi was installed. To run NiFi in the foreground, run
bin/nifi.sh run. This will leave the application running until the user presses Ctrl-C. At that time, it will initiate shutdown of the application.
To run NiFi in the background, instead run
bin/nifi.sh start. This will initiate the application to begin running. To check the status and see if NiFi is currently running, execute the command
bin/nifi.sh status. NiFi can be shutdown by executing the command
If NiFi was installed with Homebrew, run the commands
nifi start or
nifi stop from anywhere in your file system to start or stop NiFi.