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Use this dialog box to configure running and debugging of single PHP files locally using a PHP console.

Click here for the description of the options that are common for all run/debug configurations.

The dialog box consists of the following areas:

Configuration

In this area, specify the script to run or debug and the parameters to process it with, if applicable.

Item Description
File In this text box, specify the location of the file to run or debug. Type the path to the file manually or click the Browse button browseButton.png and select the desired location in the Choose PHP File dialog box that opens.
Arguments In this text box, type the list of arguments to be passed to the PHP script, same way as if you were entering these parameters in the command line.

If necessary, click shift-enter-button and type the desired switches in the Arguments dialog box. Type each argument on a new line. As you type, they appear in the Arguments text box with spaces as separators.

Command line

In this area, customize the behavior of the current PHP interpreter by specifying the options and arguments to be passed to the PHP executable file.

Item Description
Interpreter options In this text box, specify the options to be passed to the PHP executable file. They override the default behavior of the PHP interpreter and/or ensure that additional activities are performed.

If necessary, click shift-enter-button and type the desired options in the Command Line Options dialog box. Type each option on a new line. When you close the dialog box, they are all displayed in the Command line options text box with spaces as separators.

Custom working directory In this text box, specify the location of the files that are outside the folder with the script and are referenced in your script through relative paths. Type the path manually or click the Browse button browseButton and select the desired folder in the dialog that opens.

Note

This settings does not block the script execution because the script location is always specified through a full path.

Environment variables In this text box, specify the environment variables to run the PHP interpreter with, if applicable. Click the Browse button browseButton.png to the right of the field and configure a list of variables in the Environment Variables dialog box, that opens:
  • To define a new variable, click the Add toolbar button add.png and specify the variable name and value.
  • To discard a variable definition, select it in the list and click the Delete toolbar button delete.png.
  • Click OK, when ready

The definitions of variables are displayed in the Environment variables read-only field with semicolons as separators.

Debug

Use the controls in this area to configure behaviour of the debugging tool.

Item Description
Break at the first line Select this check box to have the debugging tool stop at the first line of the source code.

Toolbar

Item Shortcut Description
add GenerateAlt+InsertAlt+InsertAlt+InsertAlt+InsertCtrl+N or Alt+InsertAlt+InsertAlt+InsertCommand N or Control EnterCommand N or Control EnterCommand N or Control Enter Click this button to add a new configuration to the list.
delete SafeDeleteAlt+DeleteAlt+DeleteAlt+DeleteSafeDeleteAlt+DeleteAlt+DeleteAlt+DeleteCommand DeleteCommand DeleteCommand Delete Click this button to remove the selected configuration from the list.
copy EditorDuplicateCtrl+DCtrl+DCtrl+DMeta+DCtrl+DCtrl+D, Ctrl+Shift+Down or Ctrl+Shift+UpEditorDuplicateCommand DCommand DCommand D Click this button to create a copy of the selected configuration.
settings Edit defaults Click this button to edit the default configuration templates. The defaults are used for newly created configurations.
arrowUp or arrowDown MethodUpAlt+UpAlt+UpAlt+UpAlt+Up or Ctrl+Alt+AAlt+UpCtrl+Alt+UpCtrl+Shift+UpControl UpControl UpControl Alt Up or MethodDownAlt+DownAlt+DownAlt+DownAlt+Down or Ctrl+Alt+EAlt+DownCtrl+Alt+DownCtrl+Shift+DownControl DownControl DownControl Alt Down Use these buttons to move the selected configuration or folder up and down in the list.

The order of configurations or folders in the list defines the order in which configurations appear in the Run/Debug drop-down list on the main toolbar.

folder Move into new folder / Create new folder Use this button to create a new folder.

If one or more run/debug configurations are in focus, the selected run/debug configurations are automatically moved to the newly created folder. If only a category is in focus, an empty folder is created.

Move run/debug configurations to a folder using drag-and-drop, or the arrowUp arrowDown buttons.

sortAlphabetically Sort configurations Click this button to sort configurations in alphabetical order.

Common options

Item Description
Defaults This node in the left-hand pane of the dialog box contains the default run/debug configuration settings. Select the desired configuration to change its default settings in the right-hand pane. The defaults are applied to all newly created run/debug configurations.
Temporary configurations limit Specify here the maximum number of temporary configurations to be stored and shown in the Select Run/Debug Configuration drop-down list.
Share Select this check box to make the run/debug configuration available to other team members.

The shared run/debug configurations are kept in separate xml files under .idea\runConfigurations folder, while the local run/debug configurations are kept in the .idea\workspace.xml.

This check box is not available when editing the run/debug configuration defaults.

Before launch Specify which tasks must be performed before applying the run/debug configuration. The specified tasks are performed in the order they appear in the list.
Item Keyboard shortcut Description
add NewElementAlt+InsertAlt+InsertAlt+InsertAlt+InsertAlt+InsertAlt+Insert or Ctrl+NAlt+InsertCommand N or Control EnterCommand N or Control EnterCommand N or Control Enter Click this icon to add a task to the list. Select the task to be added:
  • Run External tool. Select this option to run an application which is external to PhpStorm. In the dialog that opens, select the application or applications that should be run. If the necessary application is not defined in PhpStorm yet, add its definition. For more information, see Configuring Third-Party Tools and External Tools.
  • Generate CoffeeScript Source Maps. Select this option to have the source maps for your CoffeeScript sources generated. In the dialog that opens, specify where your CoffeeScript source files are located. For more information, see CoffeeScript Support.
  • Run Phing target: Add this task to execute the specified Phing target prior to running or debugging. To appoint a Phing target, click the Browse button browse and select the desired target in the Choose Phing Target to Execute dialog box, that opens.
  • Run Remote External tool: Add a remote SSH external tool. Refer to the section Remote SSH External Tools for details.
delete SafeDeleteAlt+DeleteAlt+DeleteAlt+DeleteSafeDeleteAlt+DeleteAlt+DeleteAlt+DeleteCommand DeleteCommand DeleteCommand Delete Click this icon to remove the selected task from the list.
edit1 EditorEnterEnterEnterEnterEnterEnterEnterEnterEnterEnterEnter Click this icon to edit the selected task. Make the necessary changes in the dialog that opens.
arrowUp MethodUpAlt+UpAlt+UpAlt+UpAlt+Up or Ctrl+Alt+AAlt+UpCtrl+Alt+UpCtrl+Shift+UpControl UpControl UpControl Alt Up Click this icon to move the selected task one line up in the list.
arrowDown MethodDownAlt+DownAlt+DownAlt+DownAlt+Down or Ctrl+Alt+EAlt+DownCtrl+Alt+DownCtrl+Shift+DownControl DownControl DownControl Alt Down Click this icon to move the selected task one line down in the list.
Show this page Select this check box to have the run/debug configuration settings shown prior to actually starting the run/debug configuration.

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