finding full path of file

i've got a project with 8 or 10 different source directories and 50 or so jar files. i love that i can navigate around all of them with ctrl-N and ctrl-click and never have to worry about where they actually are. but then every once in a while, i need to know. (like now, when i'm trying to migrate it to 815, and i don't know which of the entries i've left off.) is there a way to find out the full path of a file i'm editing? if not, would others find this useful enough for me to file an enhancement?

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You should see it in the frame title.

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Eugene Belyaev, CTO
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"Danny van der Rijn" <dannyv@tibco.com> wrote in message
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i've got a project with 8 or 10 different source directories and 50 or so

jar files. i love that i can navigate around all of them with ctrl-N and
ctrl-click and never have to worry about where they actually are. but then
every once in a while, i need to know. (like now, when i'm trying to
migrate it to 815, and i don't know which of the entries i've left off.) is
there a way to find out the full path of a file i'm editing? if not, would
others find this useful enough for me to file an enhancement?


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You should see it in the frame title.


Or in a tooltip of the file tab in the editor.

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Eugene Belyaev, CTO
JetBrains, Inc
http://www.intellij.com
"Develop with pleasure!"



"Eugene Belyaev" <beg@intellij.com> wrote in message
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You should see it in the frame title.

>

--

>

Eugene Belyaev, CTO
JetBrains, Inc
http://www.intellij.com
"Develop with pleasure!"

>
>

"Danny van der Rijn" <dannyv@tibco.com> wrote in message
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i've got a project with 8 or 10 different source directories and 50 or

so

jar files. i love that i can navigate around all of them with ctrl-N and
ctrl-click and never have to worry about where they actually are. but

then

every once in a while, i need to know. (like now, when i'm trying to
migrate it to 815, and i don't know which of the entries i've left off.)

is

there a way to find out the full path of a file i'm editing? if not,

would

others find this useful enough for me to file an enhancement?

>
>


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I don't know about build 815, but in 695 the full path of the file being edited appears in IDEA's title bar. It also appears if you hover the mouse over an editor tab.

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... though i do wish that the text were copyable...

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That's another story, just an example of why would you need it?


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Eugene Belyaev, CTO
JetBrains, Inc
http://www.intellij.com
"Develop with pleasure!"



"Danny van der Rijn" <dannyv@tibco.com> wrote in message
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.. though i do wish that the text were copyable...



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so i can copy it into tracker's "attach file" textbox is the first example i can think of.

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Will this plugin help ?

http://www.intellij.org/twiki/bin/view/Main/CopyFQNPlugin

-Dash.

"Danny van der Rijn" <dannyv@tibco.com> wrote in message
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.. though i do wish that the text were copyable...



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You can configure an external tool (Options/External Tools) to open the
current file in a browser (for instance). There are plenty of macros you
can use for the external tools config, $FilePath$ would give you what you
need in this case.

If you check the "open console" option as well, you'll also have the command
in a run pane, so you can copy the file path from there as well.

HTH,
Andrei

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I've attached an external tool that opens a file in Windows Explorer. Enjoy.



Attachment(s):
_.xml
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this one won't, but the other suggestions might

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You should see it in the frame title.


With long package hierarchies the whole file name is often not completely visible in the frame title.


Or in a tooltip of the file tab in the editor.


This seems to work, although I haven't found a filename yet that would be longer than the width of the screen..

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