Clion FILE_PATH error

I’ve recently started using platformio and Im trying to integrate it with clion by following the clion integration guide here Redirecting.... I encountered an issue when I am trying to import the created project after executing pio init.

Clion complains this:
Load error: undefined path variables
FILE_PATH is undefined. Fix it

I realised the source of error should be from one of the files from the .idea dir
Looking through them I spotted this at line 18 watcherTasks.xml

<option name="regExp" value="$FILE_PATH$:^platofrmio" />

I suspect it is a typo. I did not edit any of the files. This is a fresh project which was imported just after being initialised.

How can I fix this? I will try by correcting the typo and see what will happen

Thanks in advance

Where exactly does it say that? Can you screenshot it?


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I’ll try to quickly reproduce it. Then it seems it’s a bug which should be filed in Issues · platformio/platformio-core · GitHub

Please use official PlatformIO for CLion plugin CLion — PlatformIO latest documentation

Thanks. I guess it really was a typo. No more issues now.

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Solution not working for me. Ran it as administrator and re-inited the project but same error.

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Yeah, I am getting the same problem.

PlatformIO CLI v. 4.1.0b4
CLion 2019.2.4

The project it’s happening on: GitHub - SwiftWinds/spooky-candy-surprise: A fun halloween project for trick-or-treaters at my door (it’s just a simple template project right now)

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I’m using the same versions as @matetoes and running into the issue as well.

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Sorry for the bump, but does anyone have a solution to this? I’ve tried this on both Windows and macOS (both on the latest dev version 4.1.0b5 PlatformIO and latest CLion 2019.2.4) and they have the same error.

edit: maybe this error has to do with CLion file watchers?

I can’t reproduce this issue on macOS with CLion 2019.2.4. Did you install INI and File Watchers extensions for CLion?


Yes, I installed both of them. However, if you’re trying to reproduce it on my GitHub project, you may want to checkout commit 702c833; in a more recent commit, I manually set FILE_PATH to the project directory to temporarily suppress the error.

I had the same strange issue. I’ve gone to Settings --> Path Variables and then in the bottom I added the FILE_PATH again as ignored variable, basically duplicating it:


After restart of the IDE the error went away for me