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classpath issue [message #835571] Tue, 03 April 2012 12:10 Go to next message
Jay krish is currently offline Jay krish
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.classpath file is NOT read-only and checked out in Clear Case. Even then I get the error message that the file is read only, while trying to add/remove jars in "java build path"

I am new to Eclipse environment, Can anyone please help me know the importance of .classpath file. How it will be useful? Very Happy


Re: classpath issue [message #835584 is a reply to message #835571] Tue, 03 April 2012 12:27 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Russell Bateman is currently offline Russell Bateman
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On 2012.04.03 6:11, Jay krish wrote:
> classpath file is NOT read-only and checked out in Clear Case. Even then
> I get the error message that the file is read only, while trying to
> add/remove jars in "java build path"
>
> I am new to Eclipse environment, Can anyone please help me know the
> importance of .classpath file. How it will be useful? :d

This file lists all the JARs that support your project and performs some
other tasks such as supply links to Javadoc for those JARs that you set
up if in coding you wish to see more usefully the interfaces therein or,
when debugging, wish to step debug down inside them.

The JARs are thereby considered to be "on your class path" for the
purpose of compilation, but as I noted above, also for the Editor's use
(Content Assist, what Visual Studio calls Intellisense) and the
debugger's use.

When you are in Build Path -> Configure Build Path -> Libraries (tab)
and making changes, Eclipse needs write access to this file.
Re: classpath issue [message #835696 is a reply to message #835571] Tue, 03 April 2012 15:05 Go to previous message
Nitin Dahyabhai is currently offline Nitin Dahyabhai
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Jay krish wrote on Tue, 03 April 2012 08:10
.classpath file is NOT read-only and checked out in Clear Case. Even then I get the error message that the file is read only, while trying to add/remove jars in "java build path"

Is it merely in a project loaded from ClearCase or actually checked out for write access? IIRC, ClearCase uses a pessimistic model where you have to, at some point, explicitly declare you want to modify a file before you can make any changes to it, and that may supersede any filesystem-level notion of readonlyness.


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