Is there a way to control where IDEA looks for idea.properties?

I've just fired up Irida (3212) to try it out, and found that the startup
mechanism has changed from that used in IDEA 4.5.x (on Unix at least).

Is $/bin/idea.properties really the only place where I can
specify the location of my config, system and user plugins directories?

I have no problem with specifying their locations in a properties file
rather than by exporting environment variables before calling idea.sh but,
to maintain the flexibility that 4.5.x provides in this respect, it should
be possible to do so on a per-user rather than a per-installation basis.

Checking first for, say, $/.idea.properties would be an improvement
(although I'd prefer to be able to export an environment variable pointing
to the file, that idea.sh could pick up and pass to the VM).

Does anyone else have an opinion?

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Mark Scott
mark@codebrewer.com

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Checking first for, say, $/.idea.properties would be an
improvement (although I'd prefer to be able to export an environment
variable pointing to the file, that idea.sh could pick up and pass to
the VM).


Yes, this would be nice, because then I could delete my entire IDEA-Irida
folder every time a new build came out, instead of having to preserve bin\idea.properties.


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Eagerly waiting for JIRA issue... :)

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Maxim Shafirov
http://www.jetbrains.com
"Develop with pleasure!"

>> Checking first for, say, $/.idea.properties would be an
>> improvement (although I'd prefer to be able to export an environment
>> variable pointing to the file, that idea.sh could pick up and pass to
>> the VM).
>>

Yes, this would be nice, because then I could delete my entire
IDEA-Irida folder every time a new build came out, instead of having
to preserve bin\idea.properties.




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On Sat, 12 Feb 2005 19:51:14 +0000, max wrote:

Eagerly waiting for JIRA issue... :)


http://www.jetbrains.net/jira/browse/IDEA-402

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Mark Scott
mark@codebrewer.com

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