RubyMine 2018.3 Help

Interactive Console

Tools | Run IRB Console

Tools | Run Rails Console


In this section:

Important notes

  • IRB and/or Rails consoles appear in the separate tabs of the Run tool window every time you choose the corresponding command on the Tools menu.

  • An interactive console is divided into two panes: the lower pane serves for user input, the upper pane displays results and messages.

  • Rails console is only available for the Rails applications.
    IRB is available for both pure Ruby projects, and Rails applications.

  • Use up and down arrow keys to browse through the history of executed commands, and repeat the desired ones.

  • Color and font scheme of a console is configurable on the Console Colors and Console Fonts pages of the Color Scheme editor settings.

Toolbar

Item

Tooltip and shortcut

Description

rerunConsole

Rerun console
Ctrl+F5

Click this button to terminate the current process and launch the new one.

icons actions suspend svg

Stop
Ctrl+F2

Click this button to stop the current process.

Clicking the button once invokes soft kill allowing the application to catch the SIGINT event and perform graceful termination (on Windows, the Ctrl+C event is emulated). After the button is clicked once, it is replaced with icon run tool window kill indicating that subsequent click will lead to force termination of the application, e.g. on Unix SIGKILL is sent.

icons actions close

Close
Ctrl+Shift+F4

Click this button to close the selected tab of the Run tool window and terminate the current process.

icons toolwindows toolWindowRun svg

Execute Current Statement
Enter.

Click this button to execute the command at caret, entered in the input pane of the console.

help

Help
F1

Use this icon or shortcut to open the corresponding help page.

icons debugger watches

Show variables

Click this button to show in a separate pane the variables declared in the console. Right-click on a variable in this pane reveals a context menu.

icons vcs history

Browse History
Ctrl+Alt+E

Use this icon or shortcut to open a dialog that shows all the statements that you have run for the corresponding data source.

See also, Executing auto-memorized statements.

Console Toolbar

Item

Tooltip and shortcut

Description

icons actions previousOccurence svg icons actions nextOccurence svg

Up/down the Stack Trace
Ctrl+Alt+Up Ctrl+Alt+Down

Click this button to navigate up or down in the stack trace and have the cursor jump to the corresponding location in the source code.

icons actions toggleSoftWrap svg

Use Soft Wraps

Click this button to toggle the soft wrap mode of the output.

icons runConfigurations scroll down svg

Scroll to the end

Click this button to navigate to the bottom of the stack trace and have the cursor jump to the corresponding location in the source code.

icon print

Print

Click this button to send the console text to the default printer.

icons actions gc svg

Clear All

Click this button to remove all text from the console. This function is also available on the context menu of the console.

icon showCommandLine

Show Ruby prompt

This button is available in the Debug console. If it is pressed, you can enter commands in the console and view output.
Note that in the debug console, code completion is available:
ruby interactive debug console

It's also possible to scroll through the history of commands with the up and down arrow keys.

This button is not available while debugging tests. Refer to the section Debug Tool Window. Interactive Console for details.

icons vcs history

Browse history
Ctrl+Alt+E

Press this button to show the Debug Console History dialog box, where one can view the console entries and navigate through them, using the arrow keys.

Click OK to close the dialog box.

Context menu commands

Command

Shortcut

Description

Compare with Clipboard

Show selection in the console and contents of the Clipboard in the Differences viewer.

gistCreate Gist

Choose this command to create a Git Gist.

icons actions gc svgClear All

Choose this item on the context menu to delete all messages from the upper part of the console.

Paste

Ctrl+V

Insert the last entry of the Clipboard next to the caret position in the lower part of the console.

Paste from History

Ctrl+Shift+V

Insert selected entry of the Clipboard next to the caret position in the lower part of the console.

Paste Simple

Ctrl+Shift+V

Insert selected entry of the Clipboard as plain text, next to the caret position in the lower part of the console.

Last modified: 6 December 2018

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