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SSH Access through Eclipse RSE

I wrote an article on how to install Eclipse RSE (Remote System Explorer), and how to access Eclipse DStore agent using Eclipse RSE. Since then I also explored how to access SSH servers as most of our environments are only SSH enabled. It would be convenient if I can access the remote system using SSH within Eclipse while I am working on projects. I shall be able to run any commands that are supported by my system through Eclipse RSE, and I should also be able to execute programs that I am working on from within Eclipse through Eclipse RSE. According to what I tried so for, that’s what Eclipse RSE is going to do for you. With these features (such as browsing files, shell and terminal, and even FTP) you don’t have to open any extra windows/terminals on your desktop. One concern of Eclipse is memory usage which may be very big, so for I haven’t yet. Ok, let’s start the session.

  1. First make sure you install Eclipse Ganymede for J2EE. Follow this link to install Eclipse RSE
  2. Make sure you have an SSH account. If you don’t have it, you need to consult your system administrator. Or you can install a local SSH server, you can get a copy of SSH server from SSH for Win32. Use Putty to confirm that you can access your SSH server if you haven’t done so.
  3. Start Eclipse
  4. Let’s first bring up the RSE Explorer, go to Eclipse Window -> Open Perspective -> Remote System Explorer, if you don’t see it, then do Eclipse Window -> Open Perspective -> Other. From Open Perspective dialog select Remote System Explorer and click OK
  5. Now you should see a default “Local” Connector Service in Eclipse RSE explorer, from here you can navigate through your local systems such as home, and different drives Continue reading
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July 22, 2008 Posted by | How Tos, IDE Tools, Technology | , , , , | 8 Comments

How to install DStore for Eclipse RSE (Remote System Explorer)

I just noticed that Eclipse 3.4 Ganymede J2EE package includes RSE – Remote System Explorer – a framework and toolkit that allows you to connect and work with a variety of remote systems, including

  • remote file systems through SSH, FTP or dstore agents (seamless editing of remote files including remote search and compare),
  • remote shell access (compiling with error navigation),
  • remote process handling through dstore agents,
  • and remote debugging through CDT/gdb/gdbserver.

I am not sure if it’s included in any 3.3.x releases but I know we should be able to install it just like any other eclipse plugins. Out of the box, you can use RSE to browse through your local system. And you can also easily set up an FTP connection to an FTP server, and then you are ready to use it just with any other FTP clients such as Filezilla client, CuteFTP and FTPExplorer.

Ok, let’s get started on installing DStore Server for remote system explorer. Continue reading

June 26, 2008 Posted by | IDE Tools, Technology | , , , , , , | 1 Comment