Managing Projects under Version Control
This section contains information related to sharing IntelliJ IDEA project files with the other developers:
- Directory based project format
- Legacy project format
- Sharing run/debug configurations
- Sharing inspection profiles
- Project settings files to share
Directory based project format
- All the files under
.ideadirectory in the project root except
tasks.xml, storing user-specific settings.
- All the
.imlmodule files that can be located in different module directories.
Legacy project format
The project settings are stored in the
Share the project
.ipr file and all the
files, don't share the
.iws file as it stores user specific settings.
Sharing run/debug configurations
The shared run/debug configurations are kept in separate xml files under
folder, while the local run/debug configurations are kept in the
Sharing inspection profiles
To share inspection profiles, make sure to select the check box Share profile on the Inspections page of the Settings dialog.
The shared inspection profiles are stored in separate xml files under
folder, while the local profiles are kept in the
Project settings files to share
config directory has several subfolders that contain xml files with your
personal settings. You can easily share your preferred keymaps, color schemes, etc. by copying these
files into the corresponding folders on another IntelliJ IDEA installation. Prior to copying, make sure that
IntelliJ IDEA is not running, because it can erase the newly transferred files before shutting down.
The following is the list of some of the subfolders under the
and the settings contained therein.
|Folder name||User Settings|
|Contains code style schemes.|
|Contains editor colors and fonts customization schemes.|
|Contains user-defined file types.|
|Contains code inspection profiles.|
|Contains IntelliJ IDEA keyboard shortcuts customizations.|
|Contains various options, for example, feature usage statistics and macros.|
|Contains user-defined live templates.|
|Contains configuration files for the user-defined external tools.|
|Contains shelved changes.|