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Detecting Origin of CMake Invocation

For some projects, you may want to have a capability to identify the instance that invokes CMake: CLion or another instance (console, for example). Such a feature could be useful when your project should have different options or functionality depending on CMake invocation origin.

To control and identify that, CLion suggests a special variable CLION_IDE which you can use in CMakeLists.txt file. This variable is TRUE when CMake is invoked from CLion IDE.

Example

if ($ENV{CLION_IDE}) <Some code is here> endif ()

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Last modified: 22 November 2016