I was looking for a way to run
jupyer notebook without using a constantly open terminal or a screen session. On macOS there is a way to create services using a .plist file and the launchctl command.
Because I use different environments for all Python related stuff, it wasn’t immediately clear to me how to do this when I’ve installed Jupyter only in a pyenv. After some fiddling around, I finally solved it. The key was to set the working directory parameter to the directory in which the environment is loaded. In my case this is
~/notebooks where I automatically load the env by using a
Below you find the .plist file, that enables you to start/stop the notebook server using
launchctl <start|stop> local.jupyter.notebook.
It assumes that you have a Python environenment in
/Users/USERNAME/notebooks. So simply change it to your needs. Put the file into
/Users/USERNAME/Library/LaunchAgents and call
launchctl load PATH_TO_FILE once to load it. After this you can start/stop the service as described above.
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd"> <plist version="1.0"> <dict> <key>Disabled</key> <false/> <key>KeepAlive</key> <false/> <key>Label</key> <string>local.jupyter.notebook</string> <key>ProgramArguments</key> <array> <string>/Users/USERNAME/.pyenv/shims/jupyter</string> <string>notebook</string> <string>--notebook-dir</string> <string>/Users/USERNAME/notebooks</string> <string>--no-browser</string> </array> <key>StandardErrorPath</key> <string>/Users/USERNAME/Library/LaunchAgents/jupyter-notebook.stderr</string> <key>StandardOutPath</key> <string>/Users/USERNAME/Library/LaunchAgents/jupyter-notebook.stdout</string> <key>WorkingDirectory</key> <string>/Users/USERNAME/notebooks</string> </dict> </plist>