Vendor: Oliver Wehrens
Imagine you work with property files every day. The files are updated on different branches copied up to the trunk and merged down to new branches, sometimes even updated externally. I got a couple of times into not so funny merge conflicts since people did not sort the property files in the same way. To get around that I used an external tool to sort the files just before committing them.
This plugin sorts the property files inside IDEA.
Simply open a properties file and choose Code - Sort Properties. It detects if this is a real properties file (e.g. all lines do have a # at the start or do follow the pattern key=value) and sorts them. If things go boom you always can undo ;-).
Full documentation URL: http://code.google.com/p/ideapropertysorterplugin/w/list
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Recent change notes:Version 0.3