IntelliJ IDEA 14.0.0 Web Help

Finding and Replacing Text in Project

IntelliJ IDEA extends search and replace capability to the entire project, specific module, or any directory with its nested hierarchy. Explore search results in the Find tool window.

To find a piece of text in all the files within a specified path

  1. On the main menu, choose Edit | Find | Find in Path , or press Ctrl+Shift+F.
  2. In the Find In Path dialog box, specify the following options:
    • The text to find. Type the text explicitly, or specify a pattern using a regular expression, or select a previously used piece of text or a pattern from the recent history drop-down list.
    • Search scope (project , module or directory).
    • Search options (case sensitivity, whole words, and regular expressions).
  3. Click Find.

To replace a piece of text in all the files within a specified path

  1. On the main menu, choose Edit | Find | Replace in Path , or press Ctrl+Shift+R.

    Alternatively, being in the Find In Path dialog box, press Ctrl+Shift+R to switch to Replace In Path dialog box.

  2. In the Replace In Path dialog box, specify the search and replace strings, the search options, and the scope. Type the search and replacement text explicitly, or specify patterns using regular expression, or select a previously used piece of text or a pattern from the recent history drop-down list.
  3. Click Find. The encountered occurrences of the search string are displayed in the Find tool window, do one of the following:
    • Select one or more occurrences you want to replace and click the Replace selected button.
    • To have all the detected occurrences replaced, click the Do Replace All button.
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Last modified: 12 November 2014
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