CLion 2024.1 Help

Run SSH terminal

You can launch an SSH Session right from CLion. By running commands in a dedicated SSH terminal, you can access data on a remote Web server via an SSH tunnel, mainly upload and download files.

Set up the SSH terminal

  1. Make sure an SSH server is available in the destination environment: a remote Web server.

  2. Register an account on the SSH server in the destination environment and generate a pair of SSH keys or a password, depending on the server policy.

  3. Appoint the destination environment and specify the settings to establish connection with it:

    1. In the Settings dialog (Ctrl+Alt+S) , go to Tools | SSH Terminal.

    2. In the Connection settings area, appoint the destination environment:

      • SSH configuration: select this option to have the commands in the SSH Terminal executed on the local or remote Web server accessible through one of the SSH configurations.

        • Select SSH configuration on every run: if this option is selected, you will have to choose the desired configuration from the popup, every time you choose Tools | Start SSH Session from the main menu.

        • If the desired SSH configuration does not appear in the list, click the Set up configurations link, and define one in the SSH Configurations page.

    3. From the Default encoding list, select the desired encoding to be used in the SSH terminal.

    SSH Terminal settings

Launch the SSH terminal

  1. In the main menu, go to Tools | Start SSH Session. Alternatively, invoke the Help | Find Action Ctrl+Shift+A dialog, search for start ssh.., and select Start SSH Session.

  2. Depending on the connection settings, defined in on the Tools | SSH Terminal page of the Settings dialog (Ctrl+Alt+S) , the following types of behavior are possible:

    • If the SSH configuration option has been selected, the SSH Terminal will provide control over the data on the server accessible through the SSH configuration selected from the list. For more information, refer to Create SSH configurations.

    • If the Select SSH configuration on every run option has been selected, CLion will show a list to choose the desired SSH configuration from.

Remote terminal

View SSH logs

SSH connections in CLion run via OpenSSH, which maintains comprehensive logs both on the client and on the server. The exact location depends on your operating system.

For example, in Linux distributions that are based on Fedora, you should be able to see the logs by running journalctl -u ssh.

    Last modified: 24 June 2024