Create/Edit/Copy Tool Dialog
From the External Tools page: , or
Edit the settings for your external tool.
The name of the tool that appears as a command name in the Tools menu and the context menus.
The group the tool belongs to. The tool groups correspond to submenus in the Tools menu and the context menus.
Select an existing group from the list.
To create a new group, type its name in the list.
The tool description (optional).
The path to the executable file to be run. Click to select the file or to open the Macros dialog to select a macro.
Built-in IDE macros are resolved at runtime and let you specify paths relevant to the current context, such as the currently selected file, your project source path, and so on.
The arguments to be passed to the program the way you'd specify them on the command line. Click to open the Macros dialog to select a macro.
When specifying the arguments, follow these rules:
The path to the current working directory for the program. Click to select the directory, or to open the Macros dialog to select a macro.
Synchronize files after execution
Make IntelliJ IDEA aware of changes in the file system when the tool completes its execution.
Open console for tool output
Open the console for viewing the tool output such error messages, etc.
Make console active on message in stdout
Make the output console active and bring it forward when the corresponding event occurs.
Make console active on message in stderr
The same as the previous option but for stderr.
The output filters are used to turn absolute file paths and line numbers in the tool output into hyperlinks. You'll be able to use those links to open the corresponding files in the editor. You can specify one or several filters. Each line is a regular expression. You can use the following macros:
For more information, see Built-in IDE macros.