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Bug 130366 - Add ability to search ruby core and gems
Summary: Add ability to search ruby core and gems
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: ruby
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Navigation (show other bugs)
Version: 6.x
Hardware: All All
: P2 blocker with 1 vote (vote)
Assignee: issues@ruby
Depends on:
Reported: 2008-03-18 09:47 UTC by richo
Modified: 2011-01-28 20:11 UTC (History)
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Description richo 2008-03-18 09:47:04 UTC
In the IDE only the following search options are available:

Edit|Find (search current active file)
Edit|Find in Projects (searches one or more projects)

There is no way (that I can find) to search within the installed gems or Ruby base libraries. For example if I have been
doing some step debugging and ended up within a plugin source file and want to search within that plugin for something I
Comment 1 Martin Krauskopf 2008-03-18 12:08:06 UTC
"6.0" was the right Version, since this is a valid request since 6.0.
Comment 2 richo 2008-07-25 02:17:01 UTC
related to: 
issue #141637 (First class support for gems + base libraries in Ruby/Rails projects.)
Comment 3 richo 2008-07-25 04:52:23 UTC
Some workarounds:
use the favorites Window (ctrl+3) to navigate to the gems/library you want to search. Right-click on the node of the
folder and select "find (ctrl + f)". 

This allows for a recursive search from the folder.

If the one of the files for the gem is already open (say from a debugging session) then use the command "Navigate Select
in Favorites (ctrl+shift+3)" to navigate to the file in the favorites window.