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Rename Dialog for a File

Refactor | Rename

Use this dialog to rename a file.

In addition to renaming the file itself, IntelliJ IDEA 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 (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 <file> and its usages toSpecify a new name for the file.
Search for references If this option is on, IntelliJ IDEA 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 stringsIf this check box is selected, IntelliJ IDEA will look for occurrences of the file name within comments and string literals in your source code files.

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Last modified: 21 March 2017