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Command Line Tool Support

File | Settings | Command Line Tool Support for Windows and Linux
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This page shows a list of all custom command line tools that are currently available at the WebStorm level.

Tools with inconsistencies in the definition files are marked with the Invalid description icon icon_incorrect_description.

Use this page to define custom command line tools.

ItemTooltip and shortcutDescription
Table of available tools
EnabledWhen the check box in this column is selected, the commands defined within the corresponding command line tool can be executed from WebStorm.
AliasIn a text box in this column, specify the character string to use in command calls instead of the full path to the tool.
Tool PathIn a text box in this column, specify the location of the tool's executable file.
TypeA read-only field in this column shows the official name of the third party command line tool.
  1. The column is available only if the Show tool type check box is selected.
  2. For custom command line tools, the fields in this column are empty.
Click this button to open the Create Custom Tool dialog box. When you click Yes, WebStorm opens the Tool Settings dialog box for specifying the location of the new tool.
Click this button to have the selected tool removed from the list.
edit1EditClick this button to change the definition of the selected tool.
refreshReload command list from executableClick this button to have WebStorm refresh the list of commands of the selected tool.
editOpen definition in editorClick this button to have WebStorm open the .xml file with commands of the selected tool in the editor.
Show tool typeIf this check box is selected, the Type column is added to the table of available tools.
Show console inIn this area, specify where you want to enter commands. The available options are:
  • Pop-up - choose this option to have the Command Line Tools Input pane opened in a separate pop-up window and type commands there.
  • Tool window - choose this option to enter commands in the Input field in the bottom of the dedicated Command Line Tools Console tool window.
Console encodingFrom this drop-down list, choose the character set to show the tool's output in the Command Line Tools Console Tool Window.

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Last modified: 2 September 2016