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Install Git Software / Eclipse

The Eclipse integrated development environment (IDE) has for several years included Git features by default. The EGit plugin provides Git features within Eclipse and the JGit library is the underlying Java version of Git client in Eclipse.

See the following relevant resources:

  • EGit FAQ - see note about text attribute being supported in .gitattributes (this was not always the case)

TODO smalers 2016-11-28 Need to confirm that .gitattributes is supported with recent Eclipse versions Kepler, Mars, Neon