Using the File Properties wizard

Engineering Workflow Management source control includes a File Properties wizard that you can use to change the MIME content type and line delimiter properties of files in the repository.

About this task

Engineering Workflow Management source control provides a preference page on which you can associate a MIME content type and line delimiter type with a file name suffix. You typically set these properties before sharing a project to Engineering Workflow Management source control (for more information, see Specifying file properties and line delimiter types.) If you must change the file properties, line delimiter type, or both for an individual file, a class of file types, or all the files in a project, use the File Properties wizard.

Procedure

  1. In the Eclipse Navigator view (or any Eclipse view that supports Team operations), navigate to the file whose properties you want to change. To change file properties for some or all of the files in a project, navigate to the project.
  2. Right click the file or project and click Team > Change File Properties.
  3. The Change File Properties page displays both the MIME content type and line delimiter for the file. The MIME content type for the file is initially determined by Eclipse based on any preference settings you have specified. To change the line delimiter that is used for this file, use the menu to choose one of the following options:
    CR (Mac)
    Use the carriage return character as the line delimiter on all platforms. This is the convention that is typically used by older Macintosh operating systems. When a file has this value for the line delimiter property, the specified delimiter is used whenever the file is loaded into a sandbox, regardless of the workspace platform.
    CRLF (Windows)
    Use the character sequence "carriage return line feed" as the line delimiter on all platforms. This is the convention that is typically used by Windows operating systems. When a file has this value for the line delimiter property, the specified delimiter is used whenever the file is loaded into a sandbox, regardless of the workspace platform.
    LF (UNIX)
    Use the line feed character as the line delimiter on all platforms. This is the convention that is typically used by the UNIX System and Linux. When a file has this value for the line delimiter property, the specified delimiter is used whenever the file is loaded into a sandbox, regardless of the workspace platform.
    none (binary file)
    Do not modify the line delimiters for the file, regardless of the workspace platform. (Engineering Workflow Management source control might initially classify a file as a binary file if it includes more than one type of line delimiter. You can use the wizard to convert files of this type to have consistent line delimiters.)
    Platform
    When loading a file into a sandbox, set the line delimiter for the file to the platform convention for the content type (for example, line feed on the UNIX System and Linux).
    Click Finish to set the property for the file, or click Next to open a page where you can change the way line delimiters are set for all files of this type.
  4. On the Update Preferences page, you can change your preferences for the way line delimiters are set for all files of this type. You can also click File property preferences to open the Engineering Workflow Management source control File Properties preference page, where you can view and modify all file property preferences.

video icon Video

Jazz.net channel
Software Education channel

learn icon Courses

IoT Academy
Skills Gateway

ask icon Community

Jazz.net
Jazz.net forums
Jazz.net library

support icon Support

IBM Support Community
Deployment wiki