PyCharm 2018.2 Help

Working with PyCharm Features from Command Line

Besides working from within PyCharm, you can perform the following actions from the command line:

Enable a command-line launcher on Windows

  • Add the path to the PyCharm bin folder to the Path environment variable (for example, C:\Program Files\JetBrains\PyCharm\bin). After you configured the Path environment variable, you can run the PyCharm commands.

Enable a command-line launcher on Linux and macOS

On macOS and Linux, create the command-line launcher to integrate PyCharm 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.

  1. In the main menu, choose Tools | Create Command-line Launcher. In the Create Launcher Script dialog, provide the name and the path of the launcher, or accept the suggested values.

  2. Outside of PyCharm, add the path and the name of the launcher script to your path.

To launch PyCharm from the command line

  • To launch PyCharm from the command line, type the <PyCharm> command in the command line and press Enter. <PyCharm> is the platform-specific launcher.

Last modified: 12 October 2018

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