Integrating with command line tools

You can integrate with command-line-based tools and ensure that you always get output.

To integrate with a command-line tool and preserve output

  1. On the Options menu, click Preferences.
  2. In Preferences window, click External Tools folder.
  3. Click External Programs.
  4. Click Add.
  5. Specify CMD as Path.
  6. Enter the command line string preceded by /k in the Parameters field (e.g. /k c:\php5\php.exe -f %file).
  7. Click OK to save your settings.
  8. Once this external command is called, you will get an output in a nice console window.


  • Some parameters (e.g. file paths) might need to be enclosed within double quotes.