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Priya Joshi
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Joined: Feb 24, 2008
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Hi,

Could anybody please tell me what is the use/significance of .metadata folder.


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Cameron Wallace McKenzie
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The Eclipse or Rational Application Developer (IRAD) metadata folder contains some log files that can be used for troubleshooting, and can act as a temp directory for various plugins. I've seen the WebSphere Portal Test Environment plugin cache some files in some subfolders of .metadata.

For the most part, developers can keep their sticky fingers out of that folder. It's not really meant to be tinkered with.

Is this just an academic question, or do you think this mysterious folder is causing you some type of trouble?

-Cameron McKenzie
Priya Joshi
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Joined: Feb 24, 2008
Posts: 8
Thanks Cameron. No it is not an acadmic question, just wanted to know why this folder gets created when you creat a new workspace.
So it is only for tracking some kind of log files.
Priya Joshi
Greenhorn

Joined: Feb 24, 2008
Posts: 8
Thanks Cameron. No it is not an acadmic question, just wanted to know why this folder gets created when you creat a new workspace.
So it is only for tracking some kind of log files.
Cameron Wallace McKenzie
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So it is only for tracking some kind of log files.


I never said 'only.' This is one of the purposes.

I think when you copy a workspace from one place to another, some personal customizations, like layouts and stuff, are stored in here too, but I'm not positive. It really is somewhat mysterious.

-Cameron McKenzie


 
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