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Rename Dialog for a File

Use this dialog to rename a file.

In addition to renaming the file itself, GoLand can also look for the usages of the file name. If found, the changes you are making to the file name can also be applied to these usages.

The usages are assigned to different categories which correspond to the options which you can turn on and off.

Note that regardless of the options selected, the search scope (places where you search for the name occurrences) is always limited to the current entity (for example, a file, or a type) and the entities that the current one depends on.



Rename <file> and its usages to

Specify a new name for the file.

Search for references

If this option is on, GoLand will look for occurrences of the file name in file references in source code files.

Whether or not a string literal is a reference is defined by the (programming) language used in a source file.

Search in comments and strings

If this checkbox is selected, GoLand will look for occurrences of the file name within comments and string literals in your source code files.


Use this option to set a scope for the Rename refactoring. For example, you can limit the refactoring to only recently changed files, or to only open files, and so on. You can also create a custom scope that you can either share or keep local.

Last modified: 23 March 2020