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Set line delimiter file property on check-in


John Owen (462422) | asked Nov 22 '12, 1:24 p.m.
edited Nov 23 '12, 2:27 a.m. by Ralph Schoon (63.2k33646)
Is there a way to force the  line delimiter value to a specific setting, e.g. LF (UNIX) for all source code when it is checked to avoid problems when developing across multiple platforms?

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Geoffrey Clemm (30.1k33035) | answered Nov 23 '12, 10:29 a.m.
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This functionality is requested in It should be possible to ensure that consistent mime type and line ending rules be applied to every file in a component (139709) .   Please feel free to add a comment to this work item to indicate your interest/support.
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Ralph Schoon (63.2k33646) | answered Nov 23 '12, 2:26 a.m.
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Hi John,

the only ways I have seen are:

1. In the Eclipse Preferences>Team>Jazz Source Control>File Properties you can modify the types and delimiters for various file types.
2. In the Eclipse Client, if you select a project in SCM. In the Context menu Team>Change File Properties you can change the file properties including the line delimiter the same way.
3. In The Eclipse Preferences>General>Workspace, you can set the default encoding and line delimiters in general.

I am not sure how that works across the team. I think you can export and share the preferences for Eclipse. However, I think that Eclipse and other tools miss the capability to share project wide preferences. I think a feature that provides you with the SCM preferences e.g. on a project or team level would be great. Only issue would be: what if you have SCM data with different preferences loaded? 

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