PyCharm includes an embedded terminal emulator for working with the system command-line shell from inside the IDE. Initially, it runs with your default system shell and supports Windows PowerShell, Command Prompt (
csh, and so on.
Open the Terminal tool window
Do one of the following:
Selectfrom the main menu.
Click the Terminal tool window button .
Hover your mouse pointer over in the lower left corner of the IDE, then choose Terminal from the menu.
Right-click a project item in the Project tool window and choose Open in terminal from the context menu. This way the terminal will start with the directory corresponding to the selected item.
In the Terminal tool window, you can do the following:
Start a new session
Click on the toolbar or right-click a session tab and selectfrom the context menu. A new session is opened in a separate tab:
Sessions are saved when you close the project or PyCharm, that is, tab names, current working directory, and even the shell history is preserved.
To close an active session, click on the terminal toolbar or right-click the current session tab and select Close Tab from the context menu.
Switch between tabs
Press Alt+Right and Alt+Left to switch the active tab.
Alternatively, you can press Alt+Down to see the list of all terminal tabs.
Rename a tab
Right-click the tab and select Rename Session from the context menu.
Browse the history of entered commands
Use the Up and Down keys.
You can specify the desired shell to use with the embedded terminal emulator, change the start directory, and define environment variables among other settings.
Configure the terminal emulator
In the Settings/Preferences dialog (Ctrl+Alt+S), go to .
The following settings are inherited by the embedded terminal emulator from the IDE settings:
On the Keymap page, you can configure the copy (Ctrl+C) and paste (Ctrl+V) shortcuts.
On the editor's Appearance page, you can configure caret blinking. The setting Use block caret is not inherited in the terminal: its caret is always block.
Under the editor's Color Scheme settings, you can change the following options:
On the Console Fonts page: line spacing, and console fonts.
On the Console Colors page: console colors.
On the General page: selection foreground and background colors.