Share IntelliJ run configurations with git

Isn't it great when you checkout a project and have everything at hand to run it?

This is a short note on how to share your intelliJ run configurations with git.

First your .gitignore must whitelist the .idea/runConfigurations folder but not the rest of the .idea folder.

You probably don't want to commit the entire folder because it can contain personal settings and plugin configurations.

!.idea

.idea/*
!.idea/runConfigurations

Here is a compound run configuration. It's awesome. It launches multiple run configurations at once.

Run configuration

Then you want to check the Share throught VCS checkbox on the top right corner, this will add an xml file to the .idea/runConfigurations file that you can commit and push.

Xml configuration file

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Categories: dev
Tags: intellij, git
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