The meaning of this Eclipse icon

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I've been coding with the Eclipse IDE for some time now, and I renamed a few of my files, and this icon has popped up. I did some research and didn't discover anything. What does it mean?

Check this image (I've circled the icons in red):

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The icons look like little snowflakes/asterisks.
What are they?

Best Answer

  • The icons look like little snowflakes/asterisks. What are they?

    It means the file is staged for commit, see the section Icon decorations in the eclipse wiki

    • staged - The resource has changes which have been added to the index. Note that adding changes to the index is currently possible only in the commit dialog via the context menu of a resource.
    • partially-staged - The resource has changes which are added to the index and additional changes in the working tree that neither reached the index nor have been committed to the repository.

    that is, files which are already tracked by git and changes to them were staged with git add (-p) <file>

    Source Egit “*” symbol?, answer by knittl

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