stops a node
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The stop command gracefully brings down a VAST server, and is the analog of the start command.

While it is technically possible to shut down a VAST server gracefully by sending SIGINT(2) to the vast start process, it is recommended to use vast stop to shut down the server process, as it works over the wire as well and guarantees a proper shutdown. The command blocks execution until the node has quit, and returns a zero exit code when it succeeded, making it ideal for use in launch system scripts.