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I keep lots of files/editors open in Eclipse. I also love using git stash and other git commands that essentially change the contents of my open files.

Is there an Eclipse feature or plugin that will always keep the contents of my open files up to date and live? Currently if I put focus in an out of sync editor, I get an awkwardly worded dialog that I have to parse carefully every time.

I wish it would just keep me synced like Textmate does.

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I'm not positive this will solve your specific problem, but there is a preference you can set that makes the workspace automatically refresh itself. You should find it under Window > Preferences > General > Workspace > Refresh automatically.

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Now that I think about it, maybe you're referring to a different prompt than the one I was thinking of (the "press F5 to refresh" one). –  Mike Daniels Jan 10 '11 at 21:39
What's hilarious (or sad), is that it does refresh automatically, but not without first throwing up the dialog box. So I'm looking at a perfectly up to date file behind a modal and redundant dialog box. I think I'll be giving up on Eclipse... –  AK01 Jan 10 '11 at 22:56

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