CLion 2024.1 Help

Run/Debug Configuration: Boost.Test

Use this page to configure run/debug options for the Boost.Test framework.

Common settings

When you edit a run configuration (but not a run configuration template), you can specify the following options:




Specify a name for the run configuration to quickly identify it among others when editing or running.

Allow multiple instances

Allow running multiple instances of this run configuration in parallel.

By default, it is disabled, and when you start this configuration while another instance is still running, CLion suggests stopping the running instance and starting another one. This is helpful when a run configuration consumes a lot of resources and there is no good reason to run multiple instances.

Store as project file

Save the file with the run configuration settings to share it with other team members. The default location is .idea/runConfigurations. However, if you do not want to share the .idea directory, you can save the configuration to any other directory within the project.

By default, it is disabled, and CLion stores run configuration settings in .idea/workspace.xml.

Configuration tab



Test kind

  • Select the Suite/Test option to run a particular or all the tests of a suite.

  • Select the Pattern option to run all the tests for a particular pattern.


In this field, specify the name of a suite. This option is available only when the Suite/Test option is selected.


If Suite/Test is chosen, select the desired test from the drop down list. If Test is chosen, specify the test name or provide a pattern to define a set of tests.


If Pattern is chosen, specify the test names separated by commas.


Choose the desired target from the list.

Target types are marked with the following icons:

All targets - All targets

Executable - Executable

Target library - Library

Program arguments

In this field, 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 the Expand button button and type the desired arguments.

Click to open the Macros dialog. You can also use path variables in this field.

Working directory

Specify the working directory to be used for running the application. 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 and select the directory.

Click to open the Macros dialog. You can also use path variables in this field.

Environment variables

Create environment variables and specify their values. For more information, refer to Adding environment variables.

Run with Administrator privileges / Run with root privileges

Set this checkbox to launch the configuration with root privileges. For more information, refer to Debug as root.

Last modified: 11 February 2024