Generally, CLion runs and debugs tests in the same way as other applications, by running the
run/debug configurations you
When doing so, it passes the specified test classes or methods to the test runner.
Note, that the test runner is used only when running the
specific Google Test configurations.
In many cases, you can initiate a testing session from a context menu. For this purpose, the
Run and Debug commands are provided in certain context menus.
For example, these commands are available
for a test class, directory, or a package
in the Project tool window.
They are also available for a test class or method you are currently working on in the editor.
The tests run in the background, so you can execute several tests at the same time.