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Development Resources/How to Use Eclipse Copyright Tool

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Revision as of 11:20, 30 September 2011 by Wayne.eclipse.org (Talk | contribs) (Configuration of Eclipse copyright tool)

Install the org.eclipse.releng.tools plugin to Eclipse

You can use the standard software installer ("Help > Install New Software...") to add the Eclipse Project's Releng Tools to your Eclipse configuration.


Configuration of Eclipse copyright tool

The Copyright Tool is configured using the preferences.


If you're not sure what to put here, please see the Default Copyright and License Notice.

Use Eclipse copyright tool


  • change to Resource-view of Eclipse
  • deselect all working sets, if you have selected - you must see the project structure of your workspace
  • click right on your project and choose Advanced fix copyrights

The tool will:

  • insert a header
    • in java files
    • if configured, in *.properties files
    • if configured, with override existing header

The tool will NOT

  • insert a header in other files like plugin.xml