Managing Projects under Version Control
This section contains information related to sharing PhpStorm project files with the other developers:
- Directory based project format
- Sharing run/debug configurations
- Sharing inspection profiles
- Project settings files to share
Directory based project format
The project settings are stored in the
.idea directory. This format is used by all PhpStorm versions by default. Here is what you need to share:
- All the files under
.ideadirectory in the project root except
tasks.xml, storing user-specific settings.
Sharing run/debug configurations
To share a run/debug configuration, select the Share checkbox in the selected run/debug configuration dialog box.
The shared run/debug configurations are kept in separate xml files under
.idea\runConfigurations folder, while the local run/debug configurations are kept in the
Sharing inspection profiles
To share inspection profiles, make sure to select the checkbox Share profile on the Inspections page of the Settings dialog.
The shared inspection profiles are stored in separate xml files under
.idea\inspectionProfiles folder, while the local profiles are kept in the
Project settings files to share
config directory has several subfolders that contain xml files with your personal settings. You can easily share your preferred keymaps, color schemes, etc. by copying these files into the corresponding folders on another PhpStorm installation. Prior to copying, make sure that PhpStorm is not running, because it can erase the newly transferred files before shutting down.
The following is the list of some of the subfolders under the
config folder, and the settings contained therein.
|Folder name||User Settings|
|Contains code style schemes.|
|Contains editor colors and fonts customization schemes.|
|Contains user-defined file types.|
|Contains code inspection profiles.|
|Contains PhpStorm keyboard shortcuts customizations.|
|Contains various options, for example, feature usage statistics and macros.|
|Contains user-defined live templates.|
|Contains configuration files for the user-defined external tools.|
|Contains shelved changes.|