USER_HOME\.IntelliJIdea

Hello,

Is there a way to change the default "home directory" for IDEA
(USER_HOME\.IntelliJIdea)?

Here, at work, we have a 30 Mb limit on our windows' profile size, so I
would need to change it.

Thanks in advance,
Krahd.

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Hi,

Pass to java in command line options like following:
-Didea.system.path="~
.IntelliJIdea
system"
-Didea.config.path="~
.IntelliJIdea
config"

krahd wrote:

Hello,

Is there a way to change the default "home directory" for IDEA
(USER_HOME\.IntelliJIdea)?

Here, at work, we have a 30 Mb limit on our windows' profile size, so I
would need to change it.

Thanks in advance,
Krahd.



--
Best regards,
Maxim Mossienko
IntelliJ Labs / JetBrains Inc.
http://www.intellij.com
"Develop with pleasure!"

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Dear Mr. Mossienko,

I'm sorry to ask again but, to which class should I pass the command
line options? (should I run IDEA with those options? if so, how?)

Thanks again,
krahd



Maxim Mossienko wrote:

Hi,

Pass to java in command line options like following:
-Didea.system.path="~
.IntelliJIdea
system"
-Didea.config.path="~
.IntelliJIdea
config"

krahd wrote:

>> Hello,
>>
>> Is there a way to change the default "home directory" for IDEA
>> (USER_HOME\.IntelliJIdea)?
>>
>> Here, at work, we have a 30 Mb limit on our windows' profile size, so
>> I would need to change it.
>>
>> Thanks in advance,
>> Krahd.


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You want to edit idea.lax, I think. Sorry I'm not a Windows user, on Linux you change idea.sh. Maybe there's an idea.bat you can change.

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Hi,

Just to clarify last bits.

If someone has lax based launcher (e.g. IDEA Win distribution by
default) then one needs to correct line in idea.lax which sets
additional attributes for the VM, like following:
lax.nl.java.option.additional= ... -Didea.config.path= ... If one has batch script for launching IDEA (idea.sh or idea.bat) then one needs to correct VM options passed to main class in that file, like following (Win example): IF "%IDEA_CONFIG_PATH%" == "" set IDEA_CONFIG_PATH= IF "%IDEA_SYSTEM_PATH%" == "" set IDEA_SYSTEM_PATH=]]>


Keith Lea wrote:

You want to edit idea.lax, I think. Sorry I'm not a Windows user, on Linux you change idea.sh. Maybe there's an idea.bat you can change.



--
Best regards,
Maxim Mossienko
IntelliJ Labs / JetBrains Inc.
http://www.intellij.com
"Develop with pleasure!"

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Hi,
I didn't realize that idea.lax was a config file. Nothing else to edit
and everything worked.

Thanks a lot,
krahd.



Keith Lea wrote:

You want to edit idea.lax, I think. Sorry I'm not a Windows user, on Linux you change idea.sh. Maybe there's an idea.bat you can change.

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