IntelliJ IDEA 15.0 Help

Getting Local Working Copy of the Repository

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As soon as version control support is enabled in IntelliJ IDEA, you can retrieve the data from the repository. Depending on your purpose and workflow, choose one of the following approaches:

  • Check out the repository sources to a content root of an existing project . Then set up version control in the project, if it has not been done before, and put the downloaded sources under control of the VCS used.
  • Check out the repository sources to a location of your choice and have IntelliJ IDEA create a project around them. This does not require any extra steps from your side. IntelliJ IDEA arranges the downloaded sources in a project itself and suggests to open it as soon as the check-out is completed.

    Upon your consent, the New Project from Existing Code Wizard starts. When the project is created, set up version control in it.

Checking out

The check-out procedure depends on the type of VCS you use. Refer to the following sections for details:

See Also

Last modified: 5 November 2015