CLion 2018.3 Help

Run and Rerun Applications

CLion enables running entire applications as well as unit tests.

CLion makes use of the settings defined in a Run/Debug Configuration. All the run configurations that exist in a project, are available in the Select Run/Debug Configuration drop-down list.

If you want to see the list of all currently running applications, select Run | Show Running List from the main menu.

Note that after you've started a run session, the icons toolwindows toolWindowRun svg icon that marks the Run tool window and in the Run/Debug Configuration Selector toggles to active run icon to indicate that the run process is active.

Note: Choose the desired Cmake profile before running your application.

Run an application

  • In the left gutter, click the icon Run icon, and choose the desired command.

  • On the main toolbar, select the desired run configuration, and:
    • Choose Run | Run 'selected configuration' from the main menu.

    • Click icons toolwindows toolWindowRun svg.

    • Press Shift+F10.

  • Press Shift+Alt+F10, select the desired run configuration from the pop-up menu, and press Enter.

    From this pop-up menu you can:

    • Invoke the Edit Configuration dialog.

    • Edit the selected configuration before launch (F4).

    • Instantly delete a configuration (Delete).

    • Switch from run to debug and vice versa (hold Shift).

    • Access a previously selected configuration (1).

    • Access context-dependent configuration (2 or 3).

    This pop-up menu can also be quickly accessed by pressing F9, when you're not running any debug session.

  • Invoke the Run Anything dialog by pressing Double Ctrl (or search for Run anything in Help | Find ActionCtrl+Shift+A). In the Run Anything dialog, start typing the configuration name, select it from the list, and press Enter to launch:

    run anything dialog

Rerun an application

You can re-run an application if its tab is still opened in the Run window. The program re-runs with the initial settings.

  1. In the Run window, select the tab where the desired application is opened.

  2. In the toolbar of the Run window, click the Rerun button rerunConsole, or press Ctrl+F5.
Last modified: 7 December 2018

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