Click here for the description of the options that are common for all run/debug configurations.
Click one of the radio buttons to define the scope of features:
All features in a folder: Click this radio button, if you want to run all
features in a directory.
Feature file: Click this radio button, if you want to run the specified
Specify the fully qualified path to the directory that contains the desired features, or click
and select the features directory in the dialog that opens.
This field is only available, when the All features in folder option is selected.
Specify the name of the script to be executed.
This field is only available, when the Feature file option is selected.
Element name filter
IntelliJ IDEA will execute the feature elements with the names that contain matching substrings
(-n, --name NAME).
Specify the tags to be considered on running tests (-t, --tags TAGS).
Enter runner options.
In this text box, specify the string to be passed to the VM for launching an application.
Usually this string contains the options such as -mx, -verbose, etc.
If necessary, click and type the desired string in
the VM Options dialog.
When specifying the options, follow these rules:
Use spaces to separate individual options, for example,
-client -ea -Xmx1024m.
If an option includes spaces,
enclose the spaces or the argument that contains the spaces in double quotes,
some" "arg or "some arg".
If an option includes double quotes (e.g. as part of the argument),
escape the double quotes by means of the backslashes,
The -classpath option specified in this field overrides the classpath of the module.
Specify the current directory to be used by the running task. By default, the project directory is
used as a working directory.
Specify the list of environment variables as the name-value pairs, separated with semi-colons.
Alternatively, click the ellipsis button to create variables and specify their values in the
Environment Variables dialog box.
Formerly, the environment variable RAILS_ENV has been implicitly set to cucumber,
if the user has not explicitly set any other value of this variable.
Now this setting is not used any more. If defining the environment variable RAILS_ENV is required,
the Cucumber default run/debug configuration should be edited.
Use classpath of module
Select the module whose classpath should be used to run the application.
When you run your unit testing or application configuration several times, use this item to calculate
statistics in the Project View, taking into account the
statistics of each time you have run the configuration.
Packages and classes to record code coverage data
Click and buttons to specify classes and packages
to be measured. You can also remove classes and packages
from the list by selecting them in the list and clicking the button.
Enable coverage in test folders.
If this check box is selected, the folders marked as test are included in the code coverage analysis.
Use this tab to specify which log files generated while running or debugging should be displayed in
the console, that is, on the dedicated tabs of the Run
or Debug tool window.
If one or more run/debug configurations are in focus, the selected run/debug configurations
are automatically moved to the newly created folder. If only a category is in focus, an empty folder is created.
Move run/debug configurations to a folder using drag-and-drop, or the
Click this button to sort configurations in alphabetical order.
In this text box, specify the name of the current run/debug configuration. This field does not appear for the default run/debug configurations.
This node in the left-hand pane of the dialog box contains the default run/debug configuration settings.
Select the desired configuration to change its default settings in the right-hand pane.
The defaults are applied to all newly created run/debug configurations.
Select this check box to make the run/debug configuration available to other team members.
If the directory-based project format is used,
the settings for a run/debug configuration are stored in a separate .xml file in the .idea\runConfigurations folder
if the run/debug configuration is shared, or in the .idea\workspace.xml file otherwise.
If the file-based format is used,
the settings are stored in the .ipr file for shared configurations, or
in the .iws file otherwise.
This check box is not available when editing the run/debug configuration defaults.
Single instance only
If this check box is selected, this run/debug configuration cannot be launched more than once.
Every time a new run/debug configuration is launched, IntelliJ IDEA checks the presence of the other instances
of the same run/debug configuration, and displays a confirmation dialog box. If you click OK
in the confirmation dialog box, the first instance of the runner will be stopped,
and the next one will take its place.
This makes sense when the usage of certain resources can cause conflicts, or when launching two run/debug
configurations of the same type consumes too much of the CPU and memory resources.
If this check box is not selected, it is possible to launch as many instances of the runner as required.
So doing, each runner will start in its own tab of the Run tool window.
Specify which tasks must be performed before applying the run/debug configuration.
The specified tasks are performed in the order they appear in the list.
Click this icon to add a task to the list. Select the task to be added:
Run External tool.
Select this option to run an application which is external to IntelliJ IDEA.
In the dialog that opens, select the application or applications that should be run.
If the necessary application is not defined in IntelliJ IDEA yet, add its definition.
For more information, see Configuring Third-Party Tools and External Tools.
Select this option to have the project or module compiled.
The Make Module command will be carried out if a particular module is specified in the run/debug configuration, and
the Make Project command otherwise.
If an error occurs during the compilation,
IntelliJ IDEA won't attempt to start the run/debug configuration.
Make, no error check.
The same as the Make option but IntelliJ IDEA will try to start the run/debug configuration
irrespective of the compilation result.
Select this option to have an artifact or artifacts built.
In the dialog that opens, select the artifact or artifacts that should be built.
Run Another Configuration.
Select this option to have another run/debug configuration executed.
In the dialog that opens, select the configuration to run.
This option is available only if you have already at least one run/debug configuration in the current project.
Run Ant target.
Select this option to have an Ant target run.
In the dialog that opens, select the target to be run.
For more information, see Ant.
Run Grunt task. Select this option to run a Grunt task.
In the Grunt task dialog box that opens, specify the Gruntfile.js where the required task is defined,
select the task to execute,
and specify the arguments to pass to the Grunt tool.
Specify the location of the Node.js interpreter, the parameters to pass to it, and the path to the grunt-cli package.
Run Gulp task. Select this option to run a Grunt task.
In the Gulp task dialog box that opens, specify the Gulpfile.js where the required task is defined,
select the task to execute,
and specify the arguments to pass to the Gulp tool.
Specify the location of the Node.js interpreter, the parameters to pass to it, and the path to the gulp package.
Run npm Script. Select this check box to execute an npm script.
In the NPM Script dialog box that opens, specify the package.json file where the required script is defined,
select the script to execute, choose the command to apply to it, and specify the arguments to execute the script with.
Specify the location of the Node.js interpreter and the parameters to pass to it.
Compile TypeScript. Select this option to run the built-in TypeScript compiler
and thus make sure that
In the TypeScript Compile Settings dialog that opens, select or clear the Check errors check box
to configure the behaviour of the compiler in case any errors are detected:
If the Check errors check box is selected, the compiler will show all the errors
and the run configuration will not start.
If the Check errors check box is cleared, the compiler will show all the detected errors
but the run configuration still will be launched.
Generate CoffeeScript Source Maps.
Select this option to have the source maps for your CoffeeScript sources generated.
In the dialog that opens, specify where your CoffeeScript source files are located.
For more information, see CoffeeScript Support.
Run Maven Goal.
Select this option to have a Maven goal run.
In the dialog that opens, select the goal to be run.