Eclipse: Unix format text files

Set file encoding to UTF-8 and line-endings for new files to Unix, so that text files are saved in a format that is not specific to the Windows OS and most easily shared across heterogeneous developer desktops:
  • Navigate to the Workspace preferences (General:Workspace)
  • Change the Text File Encoding to UTF-8
  • Change the New Text File Line Delimiter to Other and choose Unix from the pick-list
  • Note: to convert the line endings of an existing file, open the file in Eclipse and choose File : Convert Line Delimiters to : Unix

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