The jury is still out on whether to version control the IDE files (see for example this question on StackOverflow). I recently tend to agree with Anton and lend towards not version-controlling or at least keeping them separate.
This little rsync script can help moving all project files to a separate hierarchy so that you can manage them separately from your source tree:
#!/bin/shrsync -av \–filter=’+ */’ \–filter=’+ .classpath’ \–filter=’+ .project’ \–filter=’+ **/*.iml’ \–filter=’+ .idea/***’ \–filter=’- *’ \–prune-empty-dirs $1 $2
Thanks Shane Meyers for the insight into rsync filter patterns.