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⚠️ Development of the JetBrains plugin has moved to sourcegraph/jetbrains.

Sourcegraph for JetBrains IDEs JetBrains Plugin

  • Search snippets of code on Sourcegraph.
  • Copy and share a link to code on Sourcegraph.
  • Quickly go from files in your editor to Sourcegraph.

The plugin works with all JetBrains IDEs including:

  • IntelliJ IDEA
  • IntelliJ IDEA Community Edition
  • PhpStorm
  • WebStorm
  • PyCharm
  • PyCharm Community Edition
  • RubyMine
  • AppCode
  • CLion
  • GoLand
  • DataGrip
  • Rider
  • Android Studio


  • Select IntelliJ IDEA then Preferences (or use ⌘,)
  • Click Plugins in the left-hand pane.
  • Choose Browse repositories...
  • Search for Sourcegraph -> Install
  • Restart your IDE if needed, then select some code and choose Sourcegraph in the right-click context menu to see actions and keyboard shortcuts.

Configuring for use with a private Sourcegraph instance

The plugin is configurable globally by creating a (or pre-v1.2.2) in your home directory. For example, modify the following URL to match your on-premises Sourcegraph instance URL:

url =
defaultBranch = example-branch
remoteUrlReplacements =,

You may also choose to configure it per repository using a .idea/sourcegraph.xml (or idea/sourcegraph.xml pre-v1.2.2) file in your repository like so:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<project version="4">
  <component name="com.sourcegraph.project.SourcegraphConfig">
    <option name="url" value=""/>
    <option name="defaultBranch" value="example-branch"/>
    <option name="remoteUrlReplacements" value=","/>

By default, the plugin will use the origin git remote to determine which repository on Sourcegraph corresponds to your local repository. If your origin remote doesn't match Sourcegraph, you may instead configure a sourcegraph Git remote which will take priority.

Questions & Feedback

Please file an issue:


  • Select IntelliJ IDEA then Preferences (or use ⌘,)
  • Click Plugins in the left-hand pane.
  • Search for Sourcegraph -> Right click -> Uninstall (or uncheck to disable)


  • Start IntelliJ and choose Check out from Version Control -> Git ->
  • Develop as you would normally (hit Debug icon in top right of IntelliJ) or using gradlew commands:
    1. ./gradlew runIde to run an IDE instance with sourcegraph plugin installed. This will start the platform with the versions defined in Note: 2021.3 is required for M1 Macs.
    2. ./gradlew buildPlugin to build plugin artifact (build/distributions/

Publishing a new version

The publishing process is based on the actions outlined in the intellij-platform-plugin-template.

  1. Update and set the version number for this release (e.g. 1.2.3).
  2. Create a new release on GitHub.
  3. Pick the new version number as the git tag (e.g. v1.2.3).
  4. Copy/paste the [Unreleased] section of the into the GitHub release text.
  5. Once published, a GitHub action is triggered that will publish the release automatically and create a PR to update the changelog and version text. You may need to manually fix the content.

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