Jul 10, 2017

Bash: enabling Eclipse for Bash Programming | Plugin Shelled (shell editor)

After writing several posts about useless shell commands i tried to enable Eclipse for working with the bourne again shell.

First step is to get a plugin for syntax highlighting. The plugin shelled
is very easy to find. Just download the zip

and in Eclipse go to "help --> install new software".
There you have to add the archive:
And all other clicks are straight forward:

After the installation of the plugin you have to restart your Eclipse IDE and then the editor understands bash commands:

The configuration can be done via -> window -> preferences

If you want to setup your own coloring scheme, you can customize it within -> Shell Script -> Editor -> Syntax coloring

To enable bash debugging read this posting.

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