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Eclipse Java Development User Guide
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Running the Formatter Application

Running the formatter application is as simple as running the org.eclipse.jdt.core.JavaCodeFormatter application from the commandline:

    eclipse -vm <path to virtual machine> -application org.eclipse.jdt.core.JavaCodeFormatter [ OPTIONS ] <files>
<files> Java source files and/or directories to format. Only files ending with .java will be formatted in the given directory.



-config <file>

Use the formatting style from the specified properties file. Refer to Generating a config file for the formatter application for details.


Display the help message.


Only print error messages.


Be verbose about the formatting job.

Related reference

Code formatter

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