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Edit | Find | Find in Path or Replace in Path
Ctrl+Shift+FCtrl+Shift+FCtrl+Shift+FCtrl+Shift+FCtrl+Shift+FCtrl+Shift+FCtrl+Shift+FCtrl+HShift Command FControl Shift FControl H or Ctrl+Shift+RCtrl+Shift+RCtrl+Shift+RCtrl+Shift+RCtrl+Shift+RCtrl+Shift+RCtrl+Shift+HCtrl+Shift+RShift Command RControl Shift RShift Command R
In the Project tool window: Find in Path or Replace in Path from the context menu for a directory


Specify what you want to find and where. In the Replace in Path dialog, also specify the replacement text or pattern.

Use Ctrl+Shift+FCtrl+Shift+FCtrl+Shift+FCtrl+Shift+FCtrl+Shift+FCtrl+Shift+FCtrl+Shift+FCtrl+HShift Command FControl Shift FControl H and Ctrl+Shift+RCtrl+Shift+RCtrl+Shift+RCtrl+Shift+RCtrl+Shift+RCtrl+Shift+RCtrl+Shift+HCtrl+Shift+RShift Command RControl Shift RShift Command R to switch between the find and replace modes.

Item Description
Text to find In this field, specify the search pattern. Type the text manually or select one of the previously specified patterns from the drop-down list.
  • If you specify the search pattern through a regular expression, use the $n format in back references (to refer to a previously found and saved pattern).
  • This field can be left empty. If there is no text to find, but the File mask check box is selected, then search results include only the files matching the specified mask.
Replace with In this field, specify the replacement text. Type the text manually or select one of the previously specified substitutions from the drop-down list.

Note

  • If you specify the replacement text through a regular expression, use the $n format in back references.
  • To use a backslash character \ in a regular expression, escape the meaningful backslashes by inserting three extra backslashes in front: \\\\.
  • This field is available only in the Replace in Path dialog.
Options In this area, specify additional search parameters. The available options are:
  • Case sensitive - select this check box to have WebStorm distinguish between upper and lowercase letters while searching.
  • Preserve case - if this check box is selected, WebStorm retains the case of the first letter and the case of the initial string in general. For example, MyTest will be replaced with Yourtest if you specify yourtest as the replacement.

    Note

    This check box is disabled, if the Case sensitive or Regular expressions check box is selected.

  • Whole words only - select this check box to have WebStorm search for whole words only, that is, for character strings separated with spaces, tabs, punctuation, or special characters.

    Note

    This check box is disabled, if the Regular expressions check box is selected.

  • Regular expressions - select this check box if the specified search pattern should be treated as a regular expression.

    Tip

    Click the [Help] link next to the check box to view reference on regular expressions syntax.

  • Comments only - select this check box to confine search to comments, ignoring the other occurrences.
  • String literals only - select this check box to confine search to string literals, ignoring the other occurrences.
Scope In this area, specify the scope to apply the search to. The available options are:
  • Whole project - select this option to search through the entire project.
  • Directory - select this option to perform search within the specified directory. By default, the text area already contains the directory name where a file currently opened in the editor is located (if you call the dialog from the editor), or where a file selected in the tool window is located (if you call the dialog from the tool window), or the directory name selected in the tool window. Pressing the ellipsis button opens the Select Path dialog, where you can select the necessary directory.
  • Recursively - this check box is only available for the directory search. If selected, sets the search to be performed in the chosen directory and its subdirectories.
  • Custom - select this option to search in a scope. You can choose one of the scopes from the drop-down list, or click the ellipsis button, and define a new scope in the Scopes dialog.
File name filter In this area, specify additional settings to narrow down the search scope.
  • File mask - select this check box to narrow down the search scope through file masks. In the drop-down list, select the desired mask or specify a new one using wildcards. Wildcard can include * to substitute a set of any characters, and ? to substitute a single character. Note that you can specify multiple file masks, delimited with comma (for example, *.xml,*.sql,*.html).

If text to find is not entered, and this check box is selected, then WebStorm find all files matching the specified mask, regardless of their contents.

Open in new tab If selected, sets the search results to be displayed in a separate tab.

Note

The check box is available only in the Find in Path dialog and only if the Find tool window is already opened.

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