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Why .metadata is so huge? [message #776386] Sun, 08 January 2012 08:17 Go to next message
Nick Clevery is currently offline Nick CleveryFriend
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Hi friends,

I realized the the .metadata directory created in a workspace is quite big (around 20MB for web projects, and around 10 MB for desktop projects). What does Eclipse do in the .metadata directory?

Thanks.
Nick
Re: Why .metadata is so huge? [message #776565 is a reply to message #776386] Sun, 08 January 2012 19:41 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Michael Pellaton is currently offline Michael PellatonFriend
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Hello

Eclipse maintains indexes of classes to speed up the class search and
content assistance. This consumes quite a bit of disk real estate.

Besides that the local histories of all files is kept. You may
configure how much data Eclipse keeps for each file.

Cheers
Michael
Re: Why .metadata is so huge? [message #776692 is a reply to message #776565] Mon, 09 January 2012 04:39 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Nick Clevery is currently offline Nick CleveryFriend
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Thanks for your reply.
How can I configure how much data Eclipse keeps for local histories?
Re: Why .metadata is so huge? [message #776770 is a reply to message #776692] Mon, 09 January 2012 08:46 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Dani Megert is currently offline Dani MegertFriend
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On 09.01.2012 05:39, Nick Clevery wrote:
> Thanks for your reply.
> How can I configure how much data Eclipse keeps for local histories?
Window > Preferences > General > Workspace > Local History

Dani
Re: Why .metadata is so huge? [message #777488 is a reply to message #776770] Tue, 10 January 2012 15:38 Go to previous message
Nick Clevery is currently offline Nick CleveryFriend
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Thanks Dani, I got it.
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