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IDE Integration

IDEs work better with shims than they do environment variable modifications. The simplest way is to add the mise shim directory to PATH.

For IntelliJ and VSCode—and likely others, you can modify your default shell's profile script. Your default shell can be found with:

  • macos – dscl . -read /Users/$USER UserShell
  • linux – getent passwd $USER | cut -d: -f7

You can change your default shell with chsh -s /path/to/shell but you may need to first add it to /etc/shells.

Once you know the right one, modify the appropriate file:

# ~/.zprofile
eval "$(mise activate zsh --shims)"
# ~/.bash_profile or ~/.bash_login or ~/.profile
eval "$(mise activate bash --shims)"
# ~/.config/fish/
if status is-interactive
  mise activate fish | source
  mise activate fish --shims | source

This assumes that mise is on PATH. If it is not, you'll need to use the absolute path ( e.g.: eval "$($HOME/.local/bin/mise activate zsh)").

This won't work for all of mise's functionality. For example, arbitrary env vars in [env] will only be set if a shim is executed. For this we need tighter integration with the IDE and a custom plugin. If you feel ambitious, take a look at existing direnv extensions for your IDE and see if you can modify it to work for mise. Direnv and mise work similarly and there should be a direnv extension that can be used as a starting point.


" Prepend mise shims to PATH
let $PATH = $HOME . '/.local/share/mise/shims:' . $PATH


-- Prepend mise shims to PATH
vim.env.PATH = vim.env.HOME .. "/.local/share/mise/shims:" .. vim.env.PATH


  • Traditional shims way
;; CLI tools installed by Mise
;; See:
(setenv "PATH" (concat (getenv "PATH") ":/home/user/.local/share/mise/shims"))
(setq exec-path (append exec-path '("/home/user/.local/share/mise/shims")))
(require 'mise)
(add-hook 'after-init-hook #'global-mise-mode)


Xcode projects can run system commands from script build phases and schemes. Since Xcode sandboxes the execution of the script using the tool /usr/bin/sandbox-exec, don't expect Mise and the automatically-activated tools to work out of the box. First, you'll need to add $(SRCROOT)/.mise.toml to the list of Input files. This is necessary for Xcode to allow reads to that file. Then, you can use mise activate to activate the tools you need:

# -C ensures that Mise loads the configuration from the Mise configuration 
# file in the project's root directory.
eval "$($HOME/.local/bin/mise activate -C $SRCROOT bash --shims)"


JetBrains Editors (IntelliJ, RustRover, PyCharm, WebStorm, RubyMine, GoLand, etc)

Some JetBrains IDEs have direct support for mise, others have support for asdf which can be used by first symlinking the mise tool directory which is the same layout as asdf:

ln -s ~/.local/share/mise ~/.asdf

Then they should show up on in Project Settings:

project settings

Or in the case of node (possibly other languages), it's under "Languages & Frameworks":

languages & frameworks


While modifying ~/.zprofile is likely the easiest solution, you can also set the tools in launch.json:

  "configurations": [
      "type": "node",
      "request": "launch",
      "name": "Launch Program",
      "program": "${file}",
      "args": [],
      "osx": {
        "runtimeExecutable": "mise"
      "linux": {
        "runtimeExecutable": "mise"
      "runtimeArgs": [


I am not a heavy IDE user. I use JetBrains products but I don't actually like to execute code directly inside of them often so I don't have much personal advice to offer for IDEs generally. That said, people often ask about how to get their IDE to work with mise so if you've done this for your IDE, please consider sending a PR to this page with some instructions (however rough they are, starting somewhere is better than nothing).

Also if you've found a setup that you prefer to what is listed here consider adding it as a suggestion.

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