Attaching to Local Process
Attach to local process feature allows you to debug a project which you are developing in IntelliJ IDEA, but (for some reasons) are not able to launch directly from your IDE.
Attaching to local process
To attach to a local process, follow these general steps:
- Launch the process intended for debugging. You can do it from operating system or using the IntelliJ IDEA terminal.
- To find the process to attach to, do one of the following:
- On the main menu, choose :
- On the main menu, choose or press Ctrl+Shift+A. In the list of actions that appears, find the desired action by typing the first letters, and select it:
- From the list of available processes that appears, select the desired process. Simplify your search by typing the first letters of its name or PID In case there are several debuggers that can be used for the selected process, you can choose among them in the pop-up menu:
- Proceed with debugging the same way as you usually do it in IntelliJ IDEA (set breakpoints, step through, pause and resume the process, evaluate expressions, etc.)
- When finished, detach the process: select the Stop the process button of the Debug Tool Window. or click the
Last modified: 21 June 2018