Find-in-Path somewhat dusty

Find-in-Path could use attention in Maia when it comes to exploring large, unfamiliar codebases with diverse file types and ultimately modifying those codebases. If you are very familiar with your codebase or if you have predominantly java files, then these may not be as important to you. But when you have a vast sea of source like xml, ftl, groovy, java, scripts, properties files, js, jsp's, and more, then you too might want more Find-in-Path power.

Here are a few improvements I could use, some already with JIRA issues:
Allow exclusion file name filtering in Find in Path dialog  http://www.jetbrains.net/jira/browse/IDEA-23316
Allow multiple file matches in Find in Path dialog   http://www.jetbrains.net/jira/browse/IDEA-22326
Provide Find in Path with a Custom Scope of 'Files open in Editor'   http://www.jetbrains.net/jira/browse/IDEA-23318
Find-In-Path: add interactive searching on results pane   http://www.jetbrains.net/jira/browse/IDEA-22988
Grouping by filetype/extension in results pane
Unfold results pane just down to the filename
Exclude file list from Find-in-Path

It would take a commitment from JetBrains in Maia to expand the power of Find-in-Path. Anyone else exploring & changing large, varied codebases and would benefit from increased Find-in-Path functionality? Do you have other Find-in-Path improvements you've been wanting?

Thanks,
Jon

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One addition I'd like is for 'Find In Path' to recognise its context when used on a node context menu in the 'Favourites' view of the Project window. Currently it defaults to the last selected scope, and while you can select the current 'Favourites' view in the dialog, you shouldn't have to.

Additionally, it should treat sub-nodes of the Favourites view as directories, and default searches to the selected subnode when selected from the node's context menu. This would make it quicker and more intuitive to use by keeping a consistent behaviour across the different Project views.

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The multiple file matches that you list is a duplicate of a recently fixed
JIRA. See http://www.jetbrains.net/jira/browse/IDEADEV-37533 which states
that it's fixed as of build 10338. Hasn't been documented yet, but is a
comma-separated list (I just tried it!).

Since there are no votes for http://www.jetbrains.net/jira/browse/IDEA-23316
(exclusion list), perhaps nobody else needs it? Given that the above JIRA
was fixed, perhaps that's sufficient?

I'd love "Files open in editor" -- currently there's only "Changed Files",
which isn't always good enough.

Also, is the customer scope "File in Previous Search Result" new in Maia?
Hadn't noticed it before.

;ted

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Find-in-Path could use attention in Maia when it comes to exploring large,
unfamiliar codebases with diverse file types and ultimately modifying
those codebases. If you are very familiar with your codebase or if you
have predominantly java files, then these may not be as important to you.
But when y
ou have a vast sea of source like xml, ftl, groovy, java, scripts,
properties files, js, jsp's, and more, then you too might want more
Find-in-Path power.

>

Here are a few improvements I could use, some already with JIRA issues:
Allow exclusion file name filtering in Find in Path dialog
http://www.jetbrains.net/jira/browse/IDEA-23316
Allow multiple file matches in Find in Path dialog
http://www.jetbrains.net/jira/browse/IDEA-22326
Provide Find in Path with a Custom Scope of 'Files open in Editor'
http://www.jetbrains.net/jira/browse/IDEA-23318
Find-In-Path: add interactive searching on results pane
http://www.jetbrains.net/jira/browse/IDEA-22988
Grouping by filetype/extension in results pane
Unfold results pane just down to the filename
Exclude file list from Find-in-Path

>

It would take a commitment from JetBrains in Maia to expand the power of
Find-in-Path. Anyone else exploring & changing large, varied codebases and
would benefit from increased Find-in-Path functionality? Do you have other
Find-in-Path improvements you've been wanting?

>

Thanks,
Jon

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Hi Ted,

I believe that scope "File in Previous Search Result" predates Maia.

Great that you also want scope "Files open in editor" but, um, where's your vote for it?
http://www.jetbrains.net/jira/browse/IDEA-14572

Cheers,
Jon

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