I am in the process of converting our orginizations project to use the new .idea project structure vs .ipr file. As I am doing this there are some settings we would like to deploy to all users using our code base/intellij project. The .idea folder seems to provide a log of customization however this is one setting that can not be stored in this folder. The setting I need to change globally is file and folder exclusion which is stored in ~/IntellijIdeaXX/config/filetypes.xml. Looking at the source, there is no loading from the project settings.
The root issue we need to solve is our project has a module name which is excluded in that list. Ideally we should not have to tell develpers to remove that from their exclusions when they install Intellij.