Working with Embedded Local Terminal
WebStorm has an embedded local terminal where you can use the command line mode without leaving the IDE. Depending on your platform, you can work with command prompt, Far,
Terminal settings are configurable on several pages of the Settings/Preferences dialog.
To configure the terminal
- In the Settings/Preferences dialog (Ctrl+Alt+S), click Terminal under Tools. The Terminal page opens.
- Specify the following:
- The desired shell that will run by default, the name of a session tab
- Name of the tab a new session will be opened in, possibility to copy to clipboard etc.
- Ability to override the WebStorm keymap.
- The following settings are inherited by the embedded local terminal from the IDE settings/preferences:
- On the Keymap page, you can configure the Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V shortcuts.
- On the editor's Appearance page - anti-aliasing and caret blinking.
Note that the setting Use block caret is not inherited in the terminal - its caret is always block.
- Under the editor's Color and Fonts 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.
To run the terminal
- Press Alt+F12.
- Select from 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.
To start a new session
- Click on the toolbar or right-click a session tab, and then choose from the context menu. A new session is opened in a separate tab:
To close the active session in focus
- Click on the terminal toolbar or right-click the current session tab and then choose on the context menu.
To rename a tab
- Right-click the tab, and choose on the context menu.
To browse through the history of entered commands
- Use the Up and Down keys.