Smart Save

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Mars (4.5), Luna (4.4), Neon (4.6), Oxygen (4.7), Photon (4.8), 2018-09 (4.9), 2018-12 (4.10), 2019-03 (4.11), 2019-06 (4.12), 2019-09 (4.13), 2019-12 (4.14), 2020-03 (4.15), 2020-06 (4.16), 2020-09 (4.17), 2020-12 (4.18), 2021-03 (4.19)

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Solution Description
Smart Saving For Eclipse 4

Smartsave intelligently saves files after edits.

Features

  • Intelligently saves files after edits.
  • Intelligently saves files when editor loses focus.
  • Option to change save interval.
  • Option to prevent saving if compiler warnings/errors are present.
  • Option to toggle smart saving.
  • Option to toggle smart saving for specific file types.

Website

Support

Github Repository

Requirement

  • You need Eclipse 4.4(Luna) or later to use this plugin.

Update Site

Installation Guide

  1. Launch Eclipse
  2. Go to Help -> Install New Software...
  3. Press the Add button on the install window
  4. Paste the update site link to location.
  5. Press OK
  6. Select the Smartsave plugin shown in the list view under Uncategorized.
  7. Press Next.
  8. Agree to the license terms.
  9. Press finish.
  10. Restart Eclipse.

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Eclipse 4 Smartsave Preferences Screenshot

Additional Details

Eclipse Versions: Mars (4.5), Luna (4.4), Neon (4.6), Oxygen (4.7), Photon (4.8), 2018-09 (4.9), 2018-12 (4.10), 2019-03 (4.11), 2019-06 (4.12), 2019-09 (4.13), 2019-12 (4.14), 2020-03 (4.15), 2020-06 (4.16), 2020-09 (4.17), 2020-12 (4.18), 2021-03 (4.19)

Platform Support: Windows, Mac, Linux/GTK

Organization Name: laboki

Development Status: Production/Stable

Date Created: Monday, March 11, 2013 - 13:41

License: EPL

Date Updated: Friday, January 15, 2021 - 10:09

Submitted by: Lateef Alabi-Oki

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February 2024 462/687 10 6
January 2024 409/691 18 13
December 2023 451/671 11 11
November 2023 527/686 6 9
October 2023 349/673 32 11
September 2023 302/663 44 8
August 2023 322/673 33 6
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This add-on will save your edits "whether you want to or not" - which does mean that if you screw up an edit your file can get saved before you have a chance to notice. I guess the "don't save when there are errors" might cover some of that, but it's not a perfect fit.
What I would prefer is an option to "save as" to a file with a $$$ extension - that would work quietly in parallel with intentional saves, at the expense of having to ignore and gitignore the file extension - or equivalent.

If you are running Java 1.7, you can install this but it won't appear on the drop-down menu. There is a line in the log saying that something is missing, and that line does include "1.8" among the text, but that's all the clue you get.

Adds autosave functionality that should just be built-in (and working) to eclipse. Works exactly as expected. Decent customization options available.