How do I get directories in the project tree to reflect the status of the contained files?

I have a project that correctly displays the SVN status of files when they are modified, merged, etc. However the directories that contain these files do not reflect these changes. It would be convenient for me to see the status colours propagated up the folder hierarchy if this is possible. I know this is done in Eclipse and I'm sure it's just a simple setting I am missing. I am using IntelliJ IDEA 9.0.1.

Thanks

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Hello Louis,

There is no such feature in IntelliJ IDEA. Since directories can be versioned
in SVN (and thus can be added, deleted or modified), their color reflects
their actual status, rather than the status of the files contained there.

If you want to see the list of all the files you have changed grouped by
directories, you can use the Changes view for that (Version Control | Show
Changes View).

I have a project that correctly displays the SVN status of files when
they are modified, merged, etc. However the directories that contain
these files do not reflect these changes. It would be convenient for
me to see the status colours propagated up the folder hierarchy if
this is possible. I know this is done in Eclipse and I'm sure it's
just a simple setting I am missing. I am using IntelliJ IDEA 9.0.1.


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Dmitry Jemerov
Development Lead
JetBrains, Inc.
http://www.jetbrains.com/
"Develop with Pleasure!"


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Thanks for the prompt response, this does make sense
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> There is no such feature in IntelliJ IDEA


In Eclipse it is very very useful

when in Project View all folders are collapsed (and due to IDEA's long-term bug it collapses accidently and quite often) you are to make a lot of clicks to go deep into your current working folder (package)

in Eclipse those clicks are simple -> directories are marked with ">"

in IDEA you have to keep full path in your mind and on each level choose the right one


> their color reflects their actual status, rather than the  status of the files contained there.

maybe this is good point
but then it could be done with some other mark/highlight like ">" or "(*)" or something else

Eclipse offers a lot of marks on file/folder names
definitely IDEA shouldn't implement them all but some of them are very neat

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