CLion LLDB debugger console doesn't work


I am debugging a program using the bundled LLDB and I want to type some commands directly to LLDB.

I can view the LLDB console and all its output.  I can see the (lldb) prompt.

The LLDB documentation and the CLion UI both give me the impression that I should be able to type LLDB commands at this prompt, but I can't.  For example:


(lldb) Hello

       What is happening?

       Why aren't you listening?


Am I wrong? Is it not possible to type commands directly to LLDB?


CLion 2023.3.2
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