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PHP Command Line Tool Support

WebStorm supports running commands of popular third-party or user-defined tools. Code completion and parameter hints are provided via a tool-specific XML descriptor.

The page shows a list of all custom command line tools integrated with WebStorm. Tools with inconsistencies in the .xml descriptor are marked with the Warning icon.


Tooltip and shortcut



When the checkbox in this column is selected, the commands defined within the corresponding command line tool can be executed from WebStorm.


In this field, specify the character string to use in command calls instead of the full path to the tool.


This read-only field displays the path of the Node.js interpreter, through which the tool commands are executed.

Tool Path

In this field, specify the location of the tool's executable file.


This read-only field shows the official name of the third party command line tool. The column is available only if the Show tool type checkbox is selected. For custom command line tools, the fields in this column are empty.

Show tool type

If this checkbox is selected, the Type column is added to the table of available tools.

the Add button



Click this button to open the Create Custom Tool dialog. When you click Yes, WebStorm opens the Tool Settings dialog for specifying the location of the new tool.

the Remove button



Click this button to remove the selected tool from the list.

the Edit button


Click this button to change the definition file of the selected tool.

the Reload command list from executable button

Reload command list from executable

Click this button to refresh the list of commands of the selected tool.

the Edit Source button

Open definition in editor

Click this button to open the .xml file with commands of the selected tool in the editor.

Last modified: 20 February 2024