ColdFusion Console Display Terminal Style

One thing I loved about ColdFusion Builder was the console view. But I recently switched from ColdFusion Builder to Sublime Text 2, which doesn’t have that feature. So I needed a solution.

It seemed that running ColdFusion via a local service wouldn’t do the job, but running it from the command line would.

One approach was a simple batch file located on my desktop:

\ColdFusion9\runtime\bin\jrun -start coldfusion

You would then see a scrolling console display and press Crtl-C to stop ColdFusion. It was kind of annoying you’d have to press Y and enter afterwards too when prompting if you wanted to abort the batch file. I would always end up re-sizing the window as well to fit in with my email, Skype and TweetDeck on one dedicated screen.

On option I took note of after installing the Sublime Terminal plugin, was to run it inside Windows PowerShell with a default set of options. This works great and you don’t have to confirm aborting the batch file. I can even label the window.

I have the shortcut link and settings file in a Gist at



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