Follow Techotopia on Twitter

On-line Guides
All Guides
eBook Store
iOS / Android
Linux for Beginners
Office Productivity
Linux Installation
Linux Security
Linux Utilities
Linux Virtualization
Linux Kernel
System/Network Admin
Scripting Languages
Development Tools
Web Development
GUI Toolkits/Desktop
Mail Systems
Eclipse Documentation

How To Guides
General System Admin
Linux Security
Linux Filesystems
Web Servers
Graphics & Desktop
PC Hardware
Problem Solutions
Privacy Policy




Eclipse Workbench User Guide
Previous Page Home Next Page


The Workbench allows for the comparison of multiple resources and for the presentation of the results in a special compare editor.


Before commencing with compare a few files must be created. This will also be a good time to recap some of the basic features that have already been introduced.

  1. Start by selecting all of the projects in one of the navigation views and deleting them by using Delete on the pop-up menu.

  2. Create a new simple project using File > New > Project. Be sure to give the project a distinct name by typing unique name as the name of the new project (for example, "JaneQUserCompare"). Do not use spaces or special characters in the project name.

  3. Use the project's pop-up menu to create a file called file1.txt.

    In the editor for file1.txt type the following lines of text and save the file:

    This is line 1.
    This is line 2.
    This is line 3.
    This is line 4.
    This is line 5.

  4. In one of the navigation views select file1.txt and use Ctrl+C to copy the file.

  5. Use Ctrl+V (Paste) to create the copy. In the name conflict dialog which appears, rename the file to file2.txt.

(On the Mac, use Command+C and Command+V.)

There are now two identical files, file1.txt and file2.txt.

  Published under the terms of the Eclipse Public License Version 1.0 ("EPL") Design by Interspire