IntelliJ IDEA 15.0 Help

Rename Dialog for a Directory

Refactor | Rename

Use this dialog to rename a directory.

In addition to renaming the directory itself, IntelliJ IDEA can also look for the usages of the directory name. If found, the changes you are making to the directory 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 (that is, the places where the name occurrences are looked for) is always limited to the current entity (file, class, etc) and the entities that the current one depends on.

Rename <directory> and its usages toIn this field, specify a new name for the directory.
Search for references If this option is on, IntelliJ IDEA will look for occurrences of the directory name in directory 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 stringsIf this check box is selected, IntelliJ IDEA will look for occurrences of the directory name within comments and string literals in source code files.

Note that IntelliJ IDEA remembers the latest settings in this dialog. So, each next time you use this dialog, these settings are restored.

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Last modified: 10 December 2015