IntelliJ IDEA provides syntax highlighting, formatting, code completion and documentation lookup while editing distributed configuration files. Distributed configuration files are used to make directory-based changes to the HTTP Apache Server configuration and usually have the name .htaccess.
If you are using a file with the name .htaccess, IntelliJ IDEA recognizes it as distributed configuration file and provides full coding assistance for it, so no additional steps are required from your side.
If you want to use a file with another name, you need to associate this full name or the corresponding pattern with the distributed configuration file type. After that, IntelliJ IDEA will treat any file with the name matching the specified pattern as a distributed configuration file and process it accordingly.
- Open the IDE Settings and click File Types.
- In the File Types page that opens, select Apache config files from the Recognized File Types list.
- In the Registered Patterns area, click the Add button.
- In the Add wildcard dialog box that opens, specify the pattern that defines the extensions of your distributed configuration files.
- Click OK. IntelliJ IDEA returns you to the File Types page where the specified pattern is added to the Registered Patterns list.
Please note the following:
- By default, the Registered Patterns list contains one item htaccess.
- To discard a pattern, select it in the list and click the Remove button.
- To change a pattern, select it in the list, click the Edit button, and update the pattern as necessary in the Add wildcard dialog box that opens.
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