RubyMine: Efficiently filtering results in the "Finder" overlay
RubyMine comes with a nice way to grep through your project's files: The finder (
ctrl + shift + f). Don't be discouraged about the notice
100+ matches in n+ files if your searched keyword is too general or widely used in your project.
RubyMine comes with a few ways to narrow down the resulting list, don't hesitate to apply those filters to speed up your search. Your keybinding might vary based on your personal settings.
File mask (
alt + k)
If you already know the file extension of your desired search results, apply a file mask:
# Only SASS files *.sass # Exclude all SASS files !*.sass # Only SASS files OR CSS files *.css,*.sass
alt + d)
Limiting your search results for example to the
/app/ directory can be helpful to exclude all test files.
alt + x)
# This query matches "foobar", "foo-bar" and "foo_bar" # The query is case insensitive be default. foo.?bar
RubyMine offers further options like toggling case sensitivity, excluding comments or including the source code of your gems.
All of those options can be combined. Just try not to manually parse 100+ matches of a too general search term.