Usability questions


On Win10 / WSL2 / IJ EAP/ Default Terminal Cmder

I’m evaluating BashSupport Pro

I created a

echo “Hello BashSupport”

When I try to run it in the IDE thru the “Run File”, I get:

/bin/sh C:/dev/source/my/demo/

Not found

I guess the interpreter has not been found because my default interpreter configured in the terminal is Cmder, ok, not ideal but I change my default terminal to WSL and get:

/bin/sh: 0: Can’t open C:/dev/source/my/demo/

The plugin did not make the path conversion.

How can I run .cmd / .bat with the interpreter of my choice cmd.exe or Cmder.bat or C:\tools\Cmder\cmder_shell.bat and .sh with bash or WSL and have also the plugin to do the path conversion ?

I also created a Run Config but with the same result, the only way I found to run in WSL is first to create a .cmd file from which I call

wsl sh

not ideal at all, I can do the same without the plugin.

Thanks for posting!
I can see that this is frustrating.

BashSupport Pro uses the JetBrains Shell plugin for the basic infrastructure. At this time, the run configurations of that plugin are used to execute scripts and JetBrains Shell isn’t properly supporting path mapping.

BashSupport Pro has path-mapping for DEBUG, i.e. the script should run when you right-click into the editor and choose “Debug ‘’…”. But that’s not a good option to run scripts.
BashSupport Pro maps paths for WSL, MSYS, and Cygwin setups.

Here’s what I can do:

  • As a short term fix, I’ll check if there’s a good way to force the Shell plugin use mapped paths.
  • I was planning to ship a new run configuration type with the next update of BashSupport Pro. It’ll migrate run configs of the old, open-source BashSupport and also handle WSL path mapping on Windows, and a few more helpful features.

Could you provide a few details on your setup, so that this will be properly supported with the update? I haven’t used Cmder yet, but will soon try it.

  • Cmder is just the terminal and uses WSL’s sh to run bash, right?
  • Is sh in your path at C:\Windows\System32\sh.exe or is it somewhere else?
  • Which Linux distribution have you installed via WSL?
  • Are you using Cmder inside of IntelliJ or are you launching cmds so that they’re opening a new window outside of your IDE?


@doublefx I’ve published a preview version with an enhancement to fix this.
If you want, you can download the plugin file and install from disk:

The changes apply to

  • run configurations
  • the line marker (i.e. “Run file”)
  • the configurations created by the context menu in an editor

A run configuration now has new settings under the “Run/Debub” tab.
By default, the path mapping is picked automatically to match the configured interpreter and default terminal shell (if available).

I’ve tested this on Windows 10 with cmd, Cmder, WSL Bash and Git Bash as terminal shells. It’s still possible that some things are not yet fully working and the Shell plugin isn’t very cooperative to override things here.

Do you think that these changes are what you need or is there still something missing to make things work for you?


Hi @jansorg ,

I’m reading that only now, the notification ended up into my junks.
I’ll test that tonight.


Thanks, @doublefx!
I’ve released the latest changes as an eap version:

You can configure the mapping for run configurations. If “Run file” is used then “Automatic” is the default. Automatic mapping is supposed to handle all possible scenarios.

The settings is available here:

Oh, sorry about that. The preview for 2020.2 needs the 2nd eap or later,
I usually release for the current eap, because things easily break in between eaps of the IDE.


I missed that too, sorry.

Cmder is just the terminal and uses WSL’s sh to run bash, right?

No exactly, Cmder is using ConEmu which allow me out of IJ to open cmd, wsl, bash and powershell

Are you using Cmder inside of IntelliJ or are you launching cmds so that they’re opening a new window outside of your IDE?

For this issue, i’m using Cmder from IJ, the Terminal is set to: C:\tools\Cmder\cmder_shell.bat
Which contains:
@cmd.exe /k %0…\vendor\init.bat

basically, it opens Cmder from cmd.exe on the current IJ path.

Is sh in your path at C:\Windows\System32\sh.exe or is it somewhere else?

I use sh from WSL2

Which Linux distribution have you installed via WSL?

lsb_release -a:
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS
Release: 18.04
Codename: bionic

What I would like is to be able to map .cmd/.bat with my preferred windows interpreter (cmd.exe/Cmder) and .sh with my preferred shell interpreter (linux/bash/…)

And that, either from the Run configuration or from the Editor.

Well, I always use the last EAP to benefit of the last updates, I know, it might not make things easier, sorry.

That’s what the current preview of BashSupport Pro does. But as there are many different types of shells and path mappings on Windows, there still might be setups, which aren’t handled yet.

Details you can ignore:
If you run it from the editor (i.e. not as a run configuration), then:

  • if bash.exe or sh.exe (WSL/Cygwin/Git Bash) are used as the Shell of the terminal, then the interpreter path is mapped to match the shell path mapping.
  • the interpreter path is pasted as native path for other shells, e.g. cmd.exe or cmder_shell.bat

The script path is then mapped to match the type of interpreter.

Automatic in the Run settings should handle most of that. I’m planning to split this to let users configure mapping of interpreter and script path separately.

When I’m on a shell script, I would like to be able to choose my interpreter, like here on a .sh, those detected or those I would have added in a custom IJ settings, at the moment, it proposes nothing and runs the interpreter set in the Terminal settings.

Therefore I have to create a .cmd to be able to run my .sh:
wsl ./

There should have been additional “Debug” and “Edit…”/“Create…” items in the popup with the latest version of the plugin.
So far an automatically detected shell was used. I’m changing that now and adding settings to define the shell interpreters. I’ll keep this thread updated when I have the settings ready for testing.

But a complete fix for this will only be available when I add a new type of run configurations. The Shell plugin’s run config is rather limited and hard to extend.

On which version ?

I haven’t managed to install the EAP plugin versions as you can see above and I’m currently using the stable version that I got from the IntelliJ Plugin manager.

If ever it is on your EAP plugin version, could you please rebuild on the last IJ EAP, so, I can test it?


Version is compatible with 202.5103.13 and later. The latest EAP of IntelliJ is 202.5428.22. But looking at the screenshot above you seem to be using 202.4357.23, which is too old.

If you update to the current eap, then downloading the plugin file and Settings...>Plugins>Install from disk should work for you.
Please let me know if it doesn’t.

I’m having a very hard time with that plugin, I hope it will result into something good :slight_smile:

  • So, at the start I was on the EAP 202.4357.23 with the stable version of BashSupport-pro
  • Then I tried to update my IJ to the last EAP but it hanged with log [1], I reverted and tried nonetheless to install the plugin version (screenshot above)
  • Then from for comment, I tried again to update IJ to the last EAP, it failed with the same log as before [1]
  • I remove that IJ version from my disk and did a fresh install of the last EAP
  • Re-installed every plugin except BashSupportPro and all my settings, all of that manually.
  • Until there, all good.
  • Then, re-installed from disk the plugin version, it asked me to install the JetBrains Shell Plugin and restart
  • My IJ hangs again at startup with the same log as before [1]

I would like to uninstall it manually because the IDE does not start but cannot find the plugin in the plugin directory, can you help?



2020-06-13 12:06:37,210 [      0]   INFO -        #com.intellij.idea.Main - ------------------------------------------------------ IDE STARTED ------------------------------------------------------ 
2020-06-13 12:06:37,242 [     32]   INFO -        #com.intellij.idea.Main - IDE: IntelliJ IDEA (build #IU-202.5428.22, 10 Jun 2020 17:37) 
2020-06-13 12:06:37,243 [     33]   INFO -        #com.intellij.idea.Main - OS: Windows 10 (10.0, amd64) 
2020-06-13 12:06:37,243 [     33]   INFO -        #com.intellij.idea.Main - JRE: 11.0.7+10-b931.3 (JetBrains s.r.o.) 
2020-06-13 12:06:37,243 [     33]   INFO -        #com.intellij.idea.Main - JVM: 11.0.7+10-b931.3 (OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM) 
2020-06-13 12:06:37,244 [     34]   INFO -        #com.intellij.idea.Main - JVM Args: exit -Xms128m -Xmx750m -XX:ReservedCodeCacheSize=240m -XX:+UseConcMarkSweepGC -XX:SoftRefLRUPolicyMSPerMB=50 -ea -XX:CICompilerCount=2 -Djdk.http.auth.tunneling.disabledSchemes="" -XX:+HeapDumpOnOutOfMemoryError -XX:-OmitStackTraceInFastThrow -Djdk.attach.allowAttachSelf=true -Dkotlinx.coroutines.debug=off -Djdk.module.illegalAccess.silent=true -Djb.vmOptionsFile=C:\Users\doublefx\AppData\Local\JetBrains\Toolbox\apps\IDEA-U\ch-1\202.5428.22.vmoptions -Djava.library.path=C:\Users\doublefx\AppData\Local\JetBrains\Toolbox\apps\IDEA-U\ch-1\202.5428.22\jbr\\bin;C:\Users\doublefx\AppData\Local\JetBrains\Toolbox\apps\IDEA-U\ch-1\202.5428.22\jbr\\bin\server -Didea.jre.check=true -Dide.native.launcher=true -Didea.paths.selector=IntelliJIdea2020.2 -XX:ErrorFile=C:\Users\doublefx\java_error_in_idea_%p.log -XX:HeapDumpPath=C:\Users\doublefx\java_error_in_idea.hprof 
2020-06-13 12:06:37,246 [     36]   INFO -        #com.intellij.idea.Main - locale=fr_FR JNU=Cp1252 file.encoding=Cp1252
2020-06-13 12:06:38,206 [    996]   INFO -        #com.intellij.idea.Main - JNA library (64-bit) loaded in 960 ms 
2020-06-13 12:06:38,209 [    999]   INFO - - Native filesystem for Windows is operational 
2020-06-13 12:06:38,444 [   1234]   INFO -                #LicenseManager - License required for BashSupport Pro; details: N/A 
2020-06-13 12:06:38,469 [   1259]   INFO -        #com.intellij.idea.Main - CPU cores: 12; ForkJoinPool.commonPool: java.util.concurrent.ForkJoinPool@237b11c0[Running, parallelism = 11, size = 0, active = 0, running = 0, steals = 0, tasks = 0, submissions = 0]; factory: com.intellij.concurrency.IdeaForkJoinWorkerThreadFactory@71305c53 
2020-06-13 12:06:38,995 [   1785]   WARN -        #com.intellij.idea.Main -  
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Actually, I was in the wrong plugin folder, I managed to remove BashSupport Pro and my IDE restarted

And tried the other way around, having first the JetBrains shell plugin and then only install the plugin version, same issue.

@doublefx Yes, this is a pretty bad experience. I hope that it’ll improve soon.

After I posted my reply yesterday a user reported that hang. I was able to reproduce this and reported it to . I don’t think that it’s just BashSupport Pro.

So for new users without a license the current IntelliJ EAP is broken and unusable. I think it’s best to wait until JetBrains has fixed the eap. I’ll try to have something more usable until then.

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The latest EAP (released today) should fix that hang.

I’ve released a new preview versions of BashSupport Pro (1.4.4):

You have to use this latest version with the latest 2020.2 EAP for the best experience.
Or just use 2020.1.2.

I hope that this is useful to execute scripts in Windows.
A first, rough set of documentation is available at

Please let me know how this works for you. I hope it’s now working better than before…

Hi @jansorg

Sorry for the delay, your last message went into my junks :frowning:

I just installed and tested it.

Some notes:

  • It reset my Terminal to the default cmd.exe, I set it back to Cmder
  • The Run for my .sh script opened the terminal with the default terminal interpreter settings and therefore does not work, not proposing with which interpreter I want it to run with.

C:\dev\source\my\demo\quarkus-deep-dive\Q03-hello-world\hello-lgim   master ± 
λ C:/dev/source/my/demo/quarkus-deep-dive/Q03-hello-world/hello-lgim/

C:\dev\source\my\demo\quarkus-deep-dive\Q03-hello-world\hello-lgim   master ± 

  • I also created a run configuration and set the interpreter to: C:\WINDOWS\system32\bash.exe, still does not work but with different output:

C:\dev\source\my\demo\quarkus-deep-dive\Q03-hello-world\hello-lgim   master ± 
λ C:\WINDOWS\system32\bash.exe C:/dev/source/my/demo/quarkus-deep-dive/Q03-hello-world/hello-lgim/
/bin/bash: C:/dev/source/my/demo/quarkus-deep-dive/Q03-hello-world/hello-lgim/ No such file or directory

C:\dev\source\my\demo\quarkus-deep-dive\Q03-hello-world\hello-lgim   master ± 

  • Weirdly, when used “debug” and despite the plugin does not proposes me any interpreter selection, it worked, it opened it with bash.exe and I’ve been able to debug :slight_smile: