|Undoing project import! [message #261538]
||Sat, 19 July 2008 19:33
Registered: July 2009
All I want to do is detach an imported folder from my project.|
Reverse import -> General -> File System
Why can't I just right click node and do a remove from project explorer!
I guess that would be too simple and logical!
I don't want to physically delete it. I want to detach it from the
workspace and leave it on my hard drive.
How difficult can it be. Can't find anything in help. Maybe I don't know
correct words to search on. But this is driving me nuts!
|Re: Undoing project import! [message #261593 is a reply to message #261554]
||Mon, 21 July 2008 12:59
Originally posted by: eclipse-news.rizzoweb.com|
Ed Merks wrote:
> Comments below.
> Jeremy Flowers wrote:
>> Delete alarm bells are not what I thought. Even though properties of
>> folder show original source, they are maintained as seperate artifacts
>> after the import. I thought that after importing, resource would be
>> maintained outside workspace. It's not. So the delete from file system
>> only refers to workspace.
>> Had to copy a huge directory to cover myself and then try delete.
>> Then realized it's only the workspace. How unclear this message is.
>> Don't say delete from file system.. Say delete from workspace !!! Naff
>> misleading messages!!!
> I don't agree at all. It's important to tell the user that what they
> are deleting really is the underlying contents within the file system.
> The workspace is generally just a view and deleting the view of
> something is not the same as deleting that thing itself.
>> Even more bizarre copying imports to create two versions. The to top
>> it off not synchronizing them.
> I'm not sure why you expect import to create a symbolic link. That's not
> what I would expect. Export makes a copy as well... And one would
> generally expect some symmetry between these two things...
I agree with Ed - "Import" always means "copy" and not "link" in my
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