In CLion, you can run applications, scripts, commands, tasks, and so on. CLion provides a single entry point for all these operations — Run anything.
Run Anything is a quick way to launch run/debug configurations, open recent projects, and run commands. It also helps you use proper command syntax by generating suggestions as you type. When you call a command, for example, a Cargo command for a Rust project, Run anything delegates the further work to the appropriate tools.
Run/debug an application
Start typing the run/debug configuration name and select it from the suggestions list:
To debug a run configuration, hold Shift when launching it.
Start typing the command name and navigate the suggestions list using the arrow keys. When you press Space, you accept the current suggestion and get further suggestions specific to this command.
You can set an arbitrary location for the command's working directory. Use the control at the top-right corner:
Open recent projects
You cal also quickly reopen a recent project from the Run Anything dialog. Search for it by name or type open to shorten the list of suggestions.