Working with IntelliJ IDEA Features from Command Line
Besides working from within IntelliJ IDEA, you can perform the following actions from the command line:
Enable a command-line launcher on Windows
- Add the path to the IntelliJ IDEA
binfolder to the
Pathenvironment variable (for example,
C:\Program Files\JetBrains\IntelliJ IDEA\bin). After you configured the
Pathenvironment variable, you can run the IntelliJ IDEA commands.
Enable a command-line launcher on Linux and macOS
On macOS and Linux, create the command-line launcher to integrate IntelliJ IDEA with your shell. Ensure that the created launcher script is within the search path of your shell so that it can be invoked system-wide.
- In the main menu, choose Create Launcher Script dialog, provide the name and the path of the launcher, or accept the suggested values. . In the
- Outside of IntelliJ IDEA, add the path and the name of the launcher script to your
To launch IntelliJ IDEA from the command line
- To launch IntelliJ IDEA from the command line, type the
<IntelliJ IDEA>command in the command line and press Enter.
<IntelliJ IDEA>is the platform-specific launcher.