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Eclipse launcher configuration


When starting Eclipse there are many command-line arguments which are valid to pass along to the executable. Rather than creating a shortcut or script for launching, users are able to create a launcher configuration file which will be read by the executable on startup.

The format of the launcher configuration file is as follows:

  • The configuration file must have the same name as the executable itself, with a file extension of .ini. For instance, the default launcher configuration file is called eclipse.ini.
  • The file must contain only one command-line argument per line.
  • Whitespace is important...there cannot be any extra spaces at the end of each line.
  • The file should be located as a sibling of the executable.

Sample file content:


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