How to install eclipse in Linux

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Download eclipse here

Switch to root

# su

Once downloaded the file extract it

#tar -xvzf eclipse-SDK-3.7.2-linux-gtk.tar.gz -C /opt

Adding read permissions

# chmod -R +r /opt/eclipse 

 Creating executable

# touch /usr/bin/eclipse
# chmod 755 /usr/bin/eclipse
# gedit /usr/bin/eclipse

Paste following code in the file.
export ECLIPSE_HOME=”/opt/eclipse”
$ECLIPSE_HOME/eclipse $*
You are done!

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