WebStorm: Editor's "Install Plugins" link (What does this link do?)

Using Terminal in WebStorm, I make sure I'm in the project's directory (see item #1).

terminal.png

Then I execute the command:

server.sh

Terminal reports "bash: server.sh: command not found". (See item #2).

But the file server.sh is at the top level of the working directory. (See item #3). Shouldn't this file be found?

Then I noticed the message in the editor pane "Plugins support *.sh files are found", along with a link Install plugins. (See item #4)

QUESTIONS:

  1. Why isn't the file server.sh being found?
  2. What is meant by "Plugins supporting *.sh files are found"
  3. What does the Install plugins link do? What gets installed. Where is the installation placed?
  4. What does the Ignore extension link do?
  5. What is the link to the help topic explaining what I'm seeing?
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I am able to launch the node server with these 2-changes:

  1. I changed "__dirname__" to "__dirname". That is , I removed the two trailing underscores.
  2. Invoke the server with "bash server.sh" (instead of simply "server.sh").



REMAINING QUESTIONS






If some one could answer these remaining questions, I would be greatful:

  1. What is meant by "Plugins supporting *.sh files are found"
  2. What does the Install plugins link do? What gets installed. Where is the installation placed?
  3. What does the Ignore extension link do?
  4. What is the link to the help topic explaining what I'm seeing?


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  1. What is meant by "Plugins supporting *.sh files are found"


WebStorm plugins that support custom languages (syntax highlighting, inspections, running/debugging) can register a file type this language will be associated with. File type is normally detected from file extension. So, these plugins associate themselves with certain extension. If WebStorm sees a file with some known extension, and no plugins associated with it are installed/enabled, it suggests looking for such plugins in Plugins repository.

What does the Install plugins link do? What gets installed. Where is the installation placed?


It searches for plugins and, if found plugins are compatible with WebStorm, suggests installing them. If you agree to install, it's downloaded and placed in a directory WebStorm installs custom plugins to - ~/.WebStorm10/config/plugins (or ~/Library/Application Support/WebStorm10 if you are on MacOSX)


What does the Ignore extension link do?


If you press it, WebStorm won't suggest installing plugins associated withn this file extension anymore


What is the link to the help topic explaining what I'm seeing?



see https://www.jetbrains.com/webstorm/help/plugins.html for information about plugins management in WebStorm
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