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Run/Debug Configuration: Compound Run Configuration

Use this dialog box to create configurations that contain multiple run/debug configurations that you want to launch at once. This is useful, for example, if you want to launch various automated tests and get test results in one window.

This dialog box contains a list of existing run/debug configurations. Select the ones you want to include in the compound configuration, and fill in the following fields:

Name Specify the name of the new Run/Debug Configuration
Share Select this check box to make the run/debug configuration available to other team members.

The shared run/debug configurations are kept in separate xml files under .idea\runConfigurations folder, while the local run/debug configurations are kept in the .idea\workspace.xml.

This check box is not available when editing the run/debug configuration defaults.

Single instance onlyIf this check box is selected, this run/debug configuration cannot be launched more than once.

Every time a new run/debug configuration is launched, PyCharm checks the presence of the other instances of the same run/debug configuration, and displays a confirmation dialog box. If you click OK in the confirmation dialog box, the first instance of the runner will be stopped, and the next one will take its place.

This makes sense when the usage of certain resources can cause conflicts, or when launching two run/debug configurations of the same type consumes too much of the CPU and memory resources.

If this check box is not selected, it is possible to launch as many instances of the runner as required. So doing, each runner will start in its own tab of the Run tool window.

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Last modified: 5 August 2015