Specifying file properties and line delimiter types

Engineering Workflow Management source control includes a File Properties preference page where you can associate a MIME content type and line delimiter type with a file name suffix. Review these mappings and modify them as needed before you share a project to Engineering Workflow Management source control.

About this task

When your team develops software on more than one platform, differences in platform conventions for line termination in text files can affect content merges and other development tasks. By default, Engineering Workflow Management source control stores text files in a normalized format, and follows the workspace platform line delimiter convention when loading a file into a sandbox. For more information, see File content types and line delimiters.

Eclipse includes a File Content preference page that maps file name extensions to content types. Engineering Workflow Management source control reads these mappings and uses them when establishing file properties and it also provides its own File Properties preference page. Using this page to associate a MIME content type and line delimiter type with a file name suffix is an important step for putting a project under Engineering Workflow Management source control.

Procedure

  1. On the Eclipse main menu, click Window > Preferences and navigate to Team > Jazz source control
  2. On the File Properties page, you can view how Engineering Workflow Management source control currently maps file name suffixes to MIME content types and line delimiters. You can also change these mappings, and add new ones. File types and their properties are displayed as a hierarchical list. Properties of an item in the list are inherited by its children. Inherited properties are not displayed (the table cell is empty).
    • To change a line delimiter type, click an item in the list and choose a type form the list.
    • To add a new file name extension and properties for it, click Add File/Extension.
    • To remove an existing mapping, click it and then click Remove.
  3. Click OK to save your changes and exit.

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