CLion 2016.3 Help

Run/Debug Configurations

Run | Edit Configurations
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Use this dialog box to create, edit, or remove run/debug configurations, and configure the default settings that will apply to all newly created run/debug configurations.

The default settings are grouped under the Defaults node in the left-hand part of the dialog box.

Find the descriptions of specific run/debug configurations in the following pages:

Common options

ItemDescription
NameIn this text box, specify the name of a new run/debug configuration. This field is not available for the default run/debug configurations.
Defaults This node in the left-hand pane contains the default run/debug configuration settings. Select configuration to modify its default settings in the right-hand pane. The defaults are applied to all newly created run/debug configurations.
ItemDescription
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.

Single instance onlySelect this check box to make sure that only one instance of the run/debug configuration is currently executed
TargetClick /help/img/idea/cl_dropdownArrow.png to choose the desired target from the list.

Target types are marked with the following icons:

/help/img/idea/cl_targetAll.png - All targets

/help/img/idea/cl_targetExecutable.png - Executable

/help/img/idea/cl_targetCustom.png - Custom target

/help/img/idea/cl_targetLibrary.png - Library

ConfigurationClick /help/img/idea/cl_dropdownArrow.png to choose the desired configuration from the list
Program argumentsIn this text box, type a list of arguments to be passed to the program in the format you would use in the command line. If necessary, click the shift-enter-button.png button and type the desired arguments in the Program Parameters dialog box.

Use the same rules as for specifying the VM options.

Working directoryIn this text box, specify the current directory to be used by the running test. This directory is the starting point for all relative input and output paths. By default, the field contains the directory where the project file resides. To specify another directory, click the Browse button browseButton.png select the directory in the dialog that opens.

Click this /help/img/idea/run_debug_listView_icon.png icon to view the list of available environment variables that you can use as a path to your working directory. In this case you do not need to specify any additional environment variables in the Environment variables field.

Environment variablesClick the Browse button browseButton.png to open the Environment Variables dialog box, where you can create variables and specify their values.

Note that you can copy-paste the contents of the Environment variables field without having to open the Environment Variables dialog box.

Toolbar

ItemShortcutDescription
/help/img/idea/new.png Alt+Insert Click this button to add a new configuration to the list.
/help/img/idea/delete.png Alt+Delete Click this button to remove the selected configuration from the list.
/help/img/idea/copy.gif Ctrl+D Click this button to create a copy of the selected configuration.
/help/img/idea/settings.png Edit defaultsClick this button to edit the default configuration templates. The defaults are used for newly created configurations.
/help/img/idea/arrowUp.png or /help/img/idea/arrowDown.png Alt+Up or 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 /help/img/idea/arrowUp.png /help/img/idea/arrowDown.png buttons.

/help/img/idea/sortAlphabetically.png Sort configurations Click this button to sort configurations in alphabetical order.

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.
ItemKeyboard shortcutDescription
/help/img/idea/new.png Alt+Insert 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 CLion. In the dialog that opens, select the application or applications that should be run. If the necessary application is not defined in CLion yet, add its definition. For more information, see Configuring Third-Party Tools and External Tools.
  • Run Another Configuration. Select this option to have another run/debug configuration executed. In the dialog that opens, select the configuration to run.

    This option is available only if you have already at least one run/debug configuration in the current project.

  • Run File Watchers. Select this option to have CLion apply all the currently active file watchers, see Using File Watchers for details.
  • Run Grunt task. Select this option to run a Grunt task. In the Grunt task dialog box that opens, specify the Gruntfile.js where the required task is defined, select the task to execute, and specify the arguments to pass to the Grunt tool.

    Specify the location of the Node.js interpreter, the parameters to pass to it, and the path to the grunt-cli package.

  • Run Gulp task. Select this option to run a Grunt task. In the Gulp task dialog box that opens, specify the Gulpfile.js where the required task is defined, select the task to execute, and specify the arguments to pass to the Gulp tool.

    Specify the location of the Node.js interpreter, the parameters to pass to it, and the path to the gulp package.

  • Run npm Script. Select this check box to execute an npm script. In the NPM Script dialog box that opens, specify the package.json file where the required script is defined, select the script to execute, choose the command to apply to it, and specify the arguments to execute the script with.

    Specify the location of the Node.js interpreter and the parameters to pass to it.

  • Compile TypeScript. Select this option to run the built-in TypeScript compiler and thus make sure that all the changes you made to your TypeScript code are reflected in the generated JavaScript files. In the TypeScript Compile Settings dialog that opens, select or clear the Check errors check box to configure the behaviour of the compiler in case any errors are detected:
    • If the Check errors check box is selected, the compiler will show all the errors and the run configuration will not start.
    • If the Check errors check box is cleared, the compiler will show all the detected errors but the run configuration still will be launched.
  • Upload files to Remote Host. Select this option to have the application files automatically uploaded to the server according to the default server access configuration. For more information, see Configuring Synchronization with a Web Server and Uploading and Downloading Files.
/help/img/idea/delete.png Alt+Delete Click this icon to remove the selected task from the list.
/help/img/idea/editFlexLibraryNew.png Enter Click this icon to edit the selected task. Make the necessary changes in the dialog that opens.
/help/img/idea/arrowUp.png Alt+Up Click this icon to move the selected task one line up in the list.
/help/img/idea/arrowDown.png 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.
Active tool windowSelect this option if you want the Run/Debug tool windows to be activated automatically when you run/debug your application. This option is enabled by default.

See Also

Last modified: 22 November 2016