Posted By: Anonymous
If something is not working properly or some plug-ins are not loaded properly in my Eclipse I often get suggestion to open Eclipse in clean mode.
So, how to run in clean mode? And what happens if I do so?
What it does:
if set to “true”, any cached data used
by the OSGi framework and eclipse
runtime will be wiped clean. This will
clean the caches used to store bundle
dependency resolution and eclipse
extension registry data. Using this
option will force eclipse to
reinitialize these caches.
How to use it:
- Edit the
eclipse.inifile located in your Eclipse install directory and insert
-cleanas the first line.
- Or edit the shortcut you use to start Eclipse and add
-cleanas the first argument.
- Or create a batch or shell script that calls the Eclipse executable with the
-cleanargument. The advantage to this step is you can keep the script around and use it each time you want to clean out the workspace. You can name it something like
Other eclipse command line options: http://help.eclipse.org/indigo/index.jsp?topic=%2Forg.eclipse.platform.doc.isv%2Freference%2Fmisc%2Fruntime-options.html