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External Tools

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CLion | Preferences | Tools | External Tools for macOS
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Define third-party standalone applications (code generators and analyzers, pre- and post- processors, database utilities, and so on) as External Tools to be able to run them from CLion.

To create and configure external tools, use the Settings / Preferences | Tools | External Tools dialog. Tools defined in this dialog appear as commands in the Tools | External Tools menu and in various context menus. They can also be assigned keyboard shortcuts (see the Configuring Keyboards and Mouse Shortcuts section).

Toolbar icons

Icon

Description

icons general add svg

Add a definition of an external tool. (The Create Tool dialog will open.)

icons general remove svg

If an individual tool is selected: delete the tool definition. If a tool group is selected: delete the definitions of all the tools within the selected group.

icons actions edit svg

Edit the definition of the selected tool. (The Edit Tool dialog will open.)

icons actions previousOccurence svg icons actions nextOccurence svg

Move the selected tool one line up or down within the group. (The order of tools defines the order of items in corresponding menus.)

icons actions copy svg

Create a copy of the selected definition and then edit that copy. (The Copy Tool dialog will open.)

Checkboxes

Use the checkboxes to enable or disable the tools and the tool groups. The items that are not currently selected are not available in the Tools and context menus.

Last modified: 16 September 2019

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