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Commands

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The Apply Command window lets you modify the attributes of an issue or a set of issues with a command. For example, you can:

  • Assign issues to a user.
  • Change the issue type or priority level of issues.
  • Add tags to issues.
  • Set dependencies between issues.

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Each command consists of a space-delimited keyword-value pair. For example:

  • To assign the selected issue or a set of issues to yourself, enter for me.
  • To assign issues to yourself and change their state to In progress, enter for me state in progress.

As soon as you start typing, YouTrack displays a completion list with matching keywords or values. For link commands that reference other issues, YouTrack supports full-text search. This features lets you filter the list of issue to match your search criteria without having to specify the exact issue ID. For example, you can enter duplicates toolbar to show only issues that contain the word "toolbar" and select an issue from the list.

Apply a Command to an Issue

With commands, you can apply changes to multiple issues quickly and efficiently.

The required permissions vary based on the type of command to be applied.

To apply a command to an issue:

  1. Select one or more issues in the list. To select multiple issues, use the arrow keys and spacebar or hold Shift and press the Up Arrow or Down Arrow.
  2. Press Ctrl + Alt + J or any alphabetic key.
    • The Apply Command window opens.
  3. In the Command input field, enter one or more commands.
  4. Enter an optional comment in the Comment text box.
  5. Click the Apply button or press Ctrl + Enter.
    • The command is applied and the comment is added to the selected issues.

    To discard the commands and the comment, click the Cancel button or press Esc.

For a list of commands that can be applied to issues, see Command Reference.

Apply Commands Silently

When you apply commands silently, users are not notified of changes that were made by the 'silent' command.
This feature comes in handy when you apply batch changes to several issues at once and don't want to spam your team with notifications. You might choose to apply commands silently when, for example, you move issues to the next release version or add issues to the backlog.

This option is only visible when you have permission to apply commands silently in a project. In addition to the permissions that are required to apply commands to an issue, the Update Project permission is required.

To apply a command silently:

  1. Select one or more issues in the list.
  2. Press Ctrl + Alt + J or any alphabetic key.
    • The Apply Command window opens.
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  3. In the Command input field, enter a command.
  4. Enter an optional comment in the Comment text box.
  5. Click the Silent Apply button or press Ctrl + Shift + Enter (Windows) / Control + Shift + Return (Mac).
    • The command is applied and the comment is added to the selected issues silently.

Sample Commands

The following table provides a few examples of common YouTrack commands:

CommandDescription
assigned to me priority major
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for me priority major
Assigns the selected issues to the current user, sets the priority of each issue to Major.
state fixed Sets the value of the State field for the selected issues to Fixed.
duplicates TS-2405 Adds a Duplicates link in the selected issues to the issue with the ID TS-2405. An Is duplicated by link for each selected issue is also added to the issue with the ID TS-2405.
type Cosmetics tag fix it this weekAssociates the selected issue with the "fix it this week" tag and sets the value of the Type field to Cosmetics.
remove tag fix it this weekRemoves the "fix it this week" tags from the selected issues.
project TeamCityMoves the selected issues to the TeamCity project.
subsystem DocumentationMoves the selected issues to the Documentation subsystem.

See Also

Last modified: 29 September 2016