IntelliJ 2020.3 cli command – run idea from your shell again

My latest IntelliJ installation didn’t come with a command line idea command so I wrote a short script and put it to /usr/local/bin/idea on my local machine.

"/Applications/IntelliJ" $@ &

This will only work on a mac. If you’re facing the lack of the command as well you need to find the path to your and put it in a script the same way i did and can use the same place as well. $@ just forwards all arguments you give the script to the called command and & will run it in the background – if you skip the & you will see intellij logs in your shell – so its running in the forground.