Run/Debug Configuration: Ruby Remote Debug
Use this dialog to define the configuration for remote debugging of the Ruby scripts.
Before you start working with Ruby, make sure that Ruby plugin is installed and enabled. Press Control+Alt+S, go to Plugins and inspect the Installed tab to ensure the plugin is enabled.
Also make sure that the following prerequisites are met:
Ruby SDK is downloaded and installed on your machine.
The required framework SDKs are downloaded and installed on your machine.
For more information, refer to their respective download and installation pages:
Information and settings
In this field, specify the name of the current run/debug configuration.
Use the following command on the server side to enable remote debug:
This read-only field shows the command that should be entered on the server side to launch the debug server. Port and dispatcher-port numbers here are taken from the Port and Local port fields.
Specify URL of the host where remote debugging will take place.
Specify the port number on the server side. Note that the number entered in this field, is automatically used in the
Remote root folder
Specify the root directory on the server side, where the script to be debugged is located. This field defines mapping to the local root folder.
Specify the local port number. Note that the number entered in this field, is automatically used in the
Local root folder
Specify the local root directory containing the script in question. Type the path, or click and find the desired root in the Select Path dialog.
When you edit a run configuration (but not a run configuration template), you can specify the following options:
Specify a name for the run configuration to quickly identify it among others when editing or running.
Allow multiple instances
Allow running multiple instances of this run configuration in parallel.
By default, it is disabled, and when you start this configuration while another instance is still running, IntelliJ IDEA suggests stopping the running instance and starting another one. This is helpful when a run configuration consumes a lot of resources and there is no good reason to run multiple instances.
Store as project file
Save the file with the run configuration settings to share it with other team members. The default location is .idea/runConfigurations. However, if you do not want to share the .idea directory, you can save the configuration to any other directory within the project.
By default, it is disabled, and IntelliJ IDEA stores run configuration settings in .idea/workspace.xml.
The tree view of run/debug configurations has a toolbar that helps you manage configurations available in your project as well as adjust default configurations templates.
Create a run/debug configuration.
Delete the selected run/debug configuration. Note that you cannot delete default configurations.
Create a copy of the selected run/debug configuration. Note that you create copies of default configurations.
The button is displayed only when you select a temporary configuration. Click this button to save a temporary configuration as permanent.
Move into new folder / Create new folder. You can group run/debug configurations by placing them into folders.
To create a folder, select the configurations within a category, click , and specify the folder name. If only a category is in focus, an empty folder is created.
Then, to move a configuration into a folder, between the folders or out of a folder, use drag or and buttons.
To remove grouping, select a folder and click .
Click this button to sort configurations in the alphabetical order.
In this area, you can specify tasks to be performed before starting the selected run/debug configuration. The tasks are performed in the order they appear in the list.
Click this icon to add one of the following available tasks:
Click this icon to remove the selected task from the list.
Click this icon to edit the selected task. Make the necessary changes in the dialog that opens.
Click these icons to move the selected task one line up or down in the list. The tasks are performed in the order that they appear in the list.
Show this page
Select this checkbox to show the run/debug configuration settings prior to actually starting the run/debug configuration.
Activate tool window
Otherwise, if the checkbox is cleared, the tool window is hidden. However, when the configuration is running, you can open the corresponding tool window for it yourself by pressing Alt+4 or Alt+5.