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IRB and/or Rails consoles appear in the separate tabs of the Run tool window every time you choose the corresponding command on themenu.
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.
Tooltip and shortcut
Click this button to terminate the current process and launch the new one.
Click this button to stop the current process.
Clicking the button once invokes soft kill allowing the application to catch the
Click this button to close the selected tab of the Run tool window and terminate the current process.
Execute Current Statement
Click this button to execute the command at caret, entered in the input pane of the console.
Use this icon or shortcut to open the corresponding help page.
Click this button to show in a separate pane the variables declared in the console. Right-click a variable in this pane reveals a context menu.
| 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, View history of executed statements.
Tooltip and shortcut
Up/down the Stack Trace
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.
Use Soft Wraps
Click this button to toggle the soft wrap mode of the output.
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.
Click this button to send the console text to the default printer.
Click this button to remove all text from the console. This function is also available from the context menu of the console.
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.
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.
Press this button to show the Debug Console History dialog, where one can view the console entries and navigate through them, using the arrow keys.
Click OK to close the dialog.
Context menu commands
Compare with Clipboard
Show selection in the console and contents of the Clipboard in the Differences viewer.
Choose this command to create a Git Gist.
Choose this item on the context menu to delete all messages from the upper part of the console.
Insert the last entry of the Clipboard next to the caret position in the lower part of the console.
Paste from History
Insert selected entry of the Clipboard next to the caret position in the lower part of the console.
Insert selected entry of the Clipboard as plain text, next to the caret position in the lower part of the console.