JetBrains Rider 2023.3 Help


JetBrains Rider includes an embedded terminal emulator for working with your command-line shell from inside the IDE. Use it to run .NET commands (for example with Entity Framework core), Git commands, set file permissions, and perform other command-line tasks without switching to a dedicated terminal application.

Enable the Terminal plugin

This functionality relies on the Terminal plugin, which is bundled and enabled in JetBrains Rider by default. If the relevant features aren't available, make sure that you didn't disable the plugin.

  1. Press Control+Alt+S to open the IDE settings and then select Plugins.

  2. Open the Installed tab, find the Terminal plugin, and select the checkbox next to the plugin name.

Initially, the terminal emulator runs with your default system shell, but it supports many other shells, such as Windows PowerShell, Command Prompt cmd.exe, sh, bash, zsh, csh, and so on. For more information about changing the shell, refer to Terminal settings.

It provides full access to the underlying shell, which means that you can even run tools like Far Manager (for managing files and archives):

Using Far Manager in the JetBrains Rider's terminal emulator

Open the Terminal tool window

  • Go to View | Tool Windows | Terminal or press Alt+F12.

    By default, the terminal emulator runs with the current directory set to the root directory of the current solution. For more information about changing the default start directory, refer to Terminal settings.

Start a new local session

  • To start a new session in a separate tab, click the Add button on the toolbar or press Control+Shift+T.

    New session in the terminal

To run multiple sessions inside a tab, right-click the tab and select Split Right or Split Down in the context menu.

The Terminal saves tabs and sessions when you close the solution or JetBrains Rider. It preserves tab names, the current working directory, and even the shell history.

To close a tab, click the Close button on the Terminal toolbar or press Control+F4.

Press Alt+ArrowRight and Alt+ArrowLeft to switch between active tabs. Alternatively, you can press Alt+ArrowDown to see the list of all terminal tabs.

Start a new SSH session

  1. On the toolbar, click Start a new SSH session.

  2. Click New SSH Session, enter the address of a host to which you want to connect, and provide authentication data.

    Or, if you have configured SSH configurations, you can select one of them from the list.

Start a new SSH session

To terminate the connection, click Terminate session in the terminal tab.

Rename terminal tab

  • Right-click the tab and select Rename Session from the context menu.

  • To search for a certain string in a Terminal session, press Control+F. This searches all text in the session: the prompt, commands, and output.

By default, the search is not case-sensitive. You can click the Match case icon Match case in the search field to make it case-sensitive.

Configure the terminal emulator

  • Press Control+Alt+S to open the IDE settings and then select Tools | Terminal. For more information, refer to Terminal settings.

Last modified: 10 January 2024