WebStorm includes an embedded terminal emulator for working with your command-line shell from inside the IDE. Use it to run 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 WebStorm by default. If the relevant features aren't available, make sure that you didn't disable the plugin.
Press Control+Alt+S to open the IDE settings and then select.
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,
csh, and so on. For more information about changing the shell, refer to Terminal settings.
Open the Terminal tool window
Go toor press Alt+F12.
By default, the terminal emulator runs with the current directory set to the root directory of the current project. For more information about changing the default start directory, refer to Terminal settings.
Right-click any file (for example, in the Project tool window or any open editor tab) and select Open in Terminal to open the Terminal tool window with a new session in the directory of that file.
Start a new local session
To start a new session in a separate tab, click on the toolbar or press Command T.
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 project or WebStorm. It preserves tab names, the current working directory, and even the shell history.
To close a tab, click 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
On the toolbar, click .
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.
To terminate the connection, click in the terminal tab.
Rename terminal tab
Right-click the tab and select Rename Session from the context menu.
Search in terminal
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 Match case in the search box to make it case-sensitive.
Configure the terminal emulator
Press Control+Alt+S to open the IDE settings and then select Terminal settings.. For more information, refer to
Run IDE features from the terminal
Instead of running a specific command in the integrated terminal and reading console output, you can use the relevant IDE feature, like a tool window or a dialog that implements this functionality. For example, you can launch an npm, yarn, gulp, or grunt command from the Terminal tool window and view its output in the Run or Debug tool window.
Run a command in the Run or Debug tool window from the terminal
Type a command (
npm run serve) in the terminal and notice how it is highlighted.
Instead of pressing Enter, which runs the command in the terminal, press Control+Enter to open the corresponding GUI element. In this example, it will open the Run tool window with the output of the
To run the command in the Debug tool window, press Control+Shift+Enter.
You can run most of the commands recognized by Run Anything in the Run or Debug tool window.
Run a WebStorm command from the Run Anything popup
Open the Run Anything popup by pressing Control twice.
Start typing a command, for example,
npm run serve.
Select the command from the list and press Control+Enter to show its output in the Run tool window or Shift+Enter to show the output in the Debug tool window.
Disable running WebStorm commands from the Terminal
Click on the title bar of the Terminal tool window and clear the Run Commands using IDE option.
Alternatively, open the Settings dialog (Control+Alt+S), go to , and clear the Run Commands using IDE checkbox.