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I've decided to switch from Netbeans IDE to Eclipse PDT. I use FileZilla to edit files on FTP. I wish to use Eclipse PDT as default file editor for FileZilla.

I opened up FileZilla, went to Edit > Settings > File Editing and put /usr/bin/eclipseunder User custom editor radio, the way I had setup netbeans.

Now whenever I open any file for editing with FileZilla, a new instance of eclipse gets started. I want it to open as a new tab inside the already running instance of eclispe. I reckon there's some command line parameter that will get this done. But can't find it anywhere.

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To accomplish this, you need to be using Eclipse 3.6 Helios or later, and you must add the --launcher.openFile switch when using it to open a file. So, change your text editor in FileZilla to:

/usr/bin/eclipse --launcher.openFile

More information is available on the Eclipse website.

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Eclipse 6.2 !?! – kapeels Jun 4 '11 at 7:11
@KPL: Sorry about that! I meant 3.6. – Patches Jun 4 '11 at 7:37

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