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Path Variables

File | Settings | Appearance & Behavior | Path Variables for Windows and Linux
PhpStorm | Preferences | Appearance & Behavior | Path Variables for macOS
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Path Variables page

Item

Description

Reset

Use this link to revert path variables and the list of ignored variables to their initial saved states.

Name

This field shows the name of a path variable (readonly).

Value

This field shows the value of a path variable (readonly).

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Use this icon or shortcut to create a new path variable. (The Add Variable dialog will open.)

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Use this icon or shortcut to edit the selected path variable. (The Edit Variable dialog will open.)

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Use this icon or shortcut to delete the selected path variable.

Ignored Variables

List the names of the variables that should be ignored. Use semicolons (;) to separate individual list items.

Add / Edit Variable dialog

Item

Description

Name

Specify the path variable name.

Value

Specify the path variable value. Use browseButton (Shift+Enter) to select the necessary file or folder in the Select Path dialog.

Example

Consider storing a library on your disk. This library is attached to your project, and the path to this library is included in the *.iml file of your project. However, this path should not be absolute, since the other teammates may store same library in the different locations.

That's why it makes sense to create a dedicated path variable PATH_TO_LIB:

  1. In the Settings/Preferences dialog (Ctrl+Alt+S), click Path Variables under Appearance and Behavior and click icons general add svg.

  2. In the Add Variable dialog box that opens, type the variable name PATH_TO_LIB, and its value that points to the library location on your disk.

  3. Share the *.iml file through your version control system.

  4. The other developers should update their projects and change the value of PATH_TO_LIB variable to point to the locations of their libraries.

Last modified: 10 October 2018

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