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Check Perforce project status

Besides indicating the current file status relative to the repository, IntelliJ IDEA integration with Perforce provides you with the accumulated view of the project files' statuses.

Viewing the statuses of project files

  1. Open the required project.

  2. From the main menu, choose VCS | Refresh File Status.

  3. Open the Perforce tool window Alt+9 and switch to the Local Changes tab .
  4. The status of each file is indicated by the color in which the path to the file is displayed.

    checkProjectStatusPerforce

Refreshing file status

IntelliJ IDEA provides two refresh modes for statuses of files under Perforce control.

  • Standard Refresh takes into consideration only the changes made through the IntelliJ IDEA integration with Perforce. This improves performance because does not require connecting to the server. However, this approach does not let you know about the changes made outside IntelliJ IDEA, for example, right through the p4v client application.

  • Force Refresh considers all the changes made to project, both from IntelliJ IDEA and from any other application, for example, right through p4v client.

  1. Open the Perforce tool window Alt+9 and switch to the Local Changes tab .
  2. Do one of the following:
    • To run Standard Refresh, click the Refresh toolbar button icons actions refresh or press Ctrl+F5.

    • To run Force Refresh, click the Force Refresh toolbar button the Refresh button.

Last modified: 29 June 2020