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Specifies a list of arguments to pass to the application when run under the debugger.

debugargs { "args" }

Note that this setting is not implemented for Xcode 3, which requires a per-user configuration file in order to make it work.

In Visual Studio, this file can be overridden by a per-user configuration file (such as ProjectName.vcproj.MYDOMAIN-MYUSERNAME.user). Removing this file (which is done by Premake's clean action) will restore the default settings.


args is a Lua list of arguments to provide to the executable while debugging.

Applies To

Project configurations.


Premake 4.4 or later.


filter { "configurations:Debug" }
debugargs { "--append", "somefile.txt" }