Launch phpStorm from the Commandline

April 15, 2021

create a scripts directory in your home directory

mkdir ~/scripts

create a phpStorm launch script

nano ~/scripts/pstorm

add the following launch code

#!/bin/sh

open -na "PhpStorm.app" --args "$@"

save and exit and then make the file executable

chmod +x ~/scripts/pstorm

add the scripts directory to your path by opening up your profile and adding it

nano ~/.zshrc

the path to add

export PATH="/Users/nathanbate/scripts:$PATH"

then, activate the new settings in the current shell

source ~/.zshrc

finally, navigate to the directory where you want to launch phpStorm and launch it this way:

pstorm .
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