CLion 2023.1 Help

CMake cache

CMake caches variables and settings in the CMakeCache.txt file. When you load a project for the first time, this file is generated in the build directory (cmake-build-debug or cmake-build-release by default) according to the contents of CMakeLists.txt.

If required, you can open and edit CMakeCache.txt as a regular text file. For this, use the App file types config icon in the CMake Tool Window or locate the file in the project tree.

You can view and edit values of CMake cache variables in the CMake profile settings.

Reset CMake cache

To reset the CMake cache without affecting the CLion cache, do one of the following:

  • Call Tools | CMake | App actions force refresh Reset Cache and Reload Project.

  • Click the App general gear plain icon in the CMake tool window and choose App actions force refreshReset Cache and Reload Project from the drop-down menu.

  • Call Reset Cache and Reload Project using the Find Action dialog (Control+Shift+A).

Last modified: 11 January 2023