RubyMine 6.3.0 Web Help

File | Settings | IDE Settings | File Templates


Use this page to view, edit, create, and remove file templates.

All the available templates are listed in the left-hand part of the page on tabs. The tabs are used to switch between different groups of templates.

When you select a template, its settings and contents are shown in the right-hand part of the page. (The template contents are in the area under the Reformat according to style check box.)

Toolbar icons

Item Tooltip Description
add.png Create Template Click this button to create a new template in the currently opened tab. The button is available in the Templates and Includes tabs.
delete.png Remove Template Click this button to delete the selected template. The button is available in the Templates and Includes tabs.
copy.gif Copy Template Click this button to create a copy of the selected template. The button is available in the Templates and Includes tabs.
resetProfileToDefault.png Reset to Default Click this button to restore an initial state for the selected template. The button is available only for modified templates. The names of the modified templates are shown in blue.

Template settings and contents

Item Description
Name In this text box, specify the name of the selected template.
Extension In this text box, specify the extension for RubyMine to detect files, where the selected template should be applied during creation.
Reformat according to style Select this check box, to have RubyMine reformat generated stub files according to the style defined in the Code Style dialog box.
Template text Edit the template contents. You can use:
  • Plain text.
  • #parse directives to work with template includes.
  • Variables to be expanded into corresponding values in the format ${<variable_name>}.

    The available predefined file template variables are:

    • ${PROJECT_NAME} - the name of the current project.
    • ${NAME} - the name of the new file which you specify in the New File dialog box during the file creation.
    • ${USER} - the login name of the current user.
    • ${DATE} - the current system date.
    • ${TIME} - the current system time.
    • ${YEAR} - the current year.
    • ${MONTH} - the current month.
    • ${DAY} - the current day of the month.
    • ${HOUR} - the current hour.
    • ${MINUTE} - the current minute.
    • ${PRODUCT_NAME} - the name of the IDE in which the file will be created.
    • ${MONTH_NAME_SHORT} - the first 3 letters of the month name. Example: Jan, Feb, etc.
    • ${MONTH_NAME_FULL} - full name of a month. Example: January, February, etc.


    • You can prevent treating dollar characters ($) in template variables as prefixes. If you need a dollar character ($ inserted as is, use the ${DS} file template variable instead. When the template is applied, this variable evaluates to a plain dollar character ($).

      For example, to use some version control keywords (such as $Revision$, $Date$, etc.) in your default class template, write ${DS} instead of the dollar prefix ($).

    • RubyMine doesn't prompt for the values of Velocity variables defined with #set.
  • Custom variables. Their names can be defined right in the template through the #set directive or will be defined during the file creation.
Description This read-only field provides information about the template, its predefined variables, and the way they work. The field is not available in custom templates.


Tab Description
Templates The tab displays the available file templates.


The HTML/XHTML templates cannot be deleted and their names and extensions cannot be edited.

JavaScript template, RHTML, RSpec, Test-Spec, and TestUnit templates, if unchanged, can be deleted, but the corresponding Name and Extension fields are disabled.

Includes The tab shows the templates of reusable fragments that can be included in file templates.
Code The tab displays built-in snippets, that is, templates for code fragments that RubyMine can generate in various typical situations, for example, for generating implemented or overridden method bodies.

You can edit the existing snippets but you cannot create new ones.

For any snippet that you have modified, the Reset button (link) is available in the upper right corner of the page which you can use to restore the initial state of the snippet.

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