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Creating and Saving Temporary Run/Debug Configurations

Sometimes you might need to run or debug a certain class or file without creating a dedicated run configuration. In this case, you can use the temporary run configuration provided by PhpStorm.

Temporary run/debug configuration is added to the list of available configurations and works same way as the permanent run/debug configuration. You can change its settings using the Run/Debug Configuration dialog and optionally save it as permanent.

Create a temporary run/debug configuration

  1. Select the desired PHP class or file in the Project tool window or open it in the editor.

  2. Do one of the following:

    • Right-click code in the editor and select Run <name> or Debug <name>.

    • Press Ctrl+Shift+F10.

  3. On the submenu, choose the temporary run/debug configuration you would like to create:

    • Click the Debug icon to create the JavaScript Debug configuration, which is used for debugging JavaScript in applications running on the built-in or on an external web server and for debugging Dart web applications.

    • Click the Debug icon to create the PHP Script configuration, which is used for running and debugging of single PHP files locally using a PHP console.

    PhpStorm creates a temporary configuration, which appears in the Run/Debug Configuration selector when the run or debug session is over.

Save a temporary run/debug configuration

  • In the Run/Debug Configuration selector, choose Save <configuration name>.

  • In the Edit Configurations dialog, select the temporary configuration in the list, and click Save button.

  • From the context menu of the editor or Project view, choose Save <configuration name>.

Last modified: 26 July 2019

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