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November 1, 2010 / edeustace

Open folder in windows explorer from eclipse

The external tools runner in eclipse is something I’ve not used that much, but I’m start to appreciate its potential. I’ve started adding runners for ruby and perl scripts that work on a folder or file.
Here is an example of how to open the folder of a file that you are looking at in eclipse in explorer.
External tools config screengrab.

For OSX see here
Nifty eh?



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  1. Jean-Pol Landrain / May 2 2011 11:22 am

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  2. Marco / Sep 27 2011 9:57 am


  3. OneTimeWonder / Feb 8 2012 2:51 pm

    Thanks a lot ! Was missing this in eclipse after I switched from Visual Studio.
    Here are more detailed steps :
    1. Run -> External Tools -> External Tools Configurations -> Program -> (right click) New
    2. Go by the screenshot OP provided above.
    3. I use this for my arguments and works better: /select,${selected_resource_loc}

    Enjoy !

    • Kit Menke / Mar 6 2012 10:03 pm

      Thanks edeustace and especially OneTimeWonder for the steps. Also you might want to go to the Build tab and un-check “Build before launch”.

  4. Douglas McCarroll / Jun 15 2012 2:57 pm

    Thanks. I’ve been wanting this for a long time.


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