How to search files in Eclipse IDE

In this article, we will discuss how to search files in Eclipse IDE. Files like .java, .xml or .jsp can be easily searched using these shortcut keys

 

Eclipse files convention standards:

  • All files ending .java extension are grouped as Java Types
  • Whereas all other files extension like .jsp, .js, .xml, .xslt, .xsd, etc. are collectively referred as resources, which includes .java also

 

Shortcut commands in Eclipse IDE:

  • CTRL + SHIFT + T –> used to search all Java type files (Open Type)
  • CTRL + SHIFT + R –> used to search all types of files (Open Resource)
  • CTRL + H –> opens dialog box which provides number of options (Search)

 

Let’s understand each one with simple example in Eclipse IDE:

1. To find Java files

Step 1: press CTRL + SHIFT + T simultaneously

Step 2: enter Java filename to be searched

Step 3: Wildcards can also be used, in case if we don’t remember full name of the Java file

Note: starting letter of each word typed in Capital helps to find Java files

Like, for example, to find RemovingAllEntriesGreaterThanByComparingKeys.java file

To search above file, just type RAEGTBCK after pressing CTRL + SHIFT + T simultaneously

 

2. To find all types of resources or files

Step 1: press CTRL + SHIFT + R simultaneously

Step 2: enter any filename to be searched

Step 3: Wildcards can also be used, in case if we don’t remember full name of the file

Note: starting letter of each word typed in Capital helps to find any resource files

Like, for example, to find SpringApplicationContext.xml or ReadFromFileInJava.java file

To search above file, just type SAC or RFFIJ after pressing CTRL + SHIFT + R simultaneously

 

3. Searching files from Search (CTRL + H) menu

This helps to find any phrase from files

Step 1: press CTRL + H simultaneously

Step 2: Wildcards can also be used, in case if we don’t remember full name of the file along with their extensions

 

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