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Clearcase: What does "Eclipsed" mean?

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Clearcase: What does "Eclipsed" mean?
posted Apr 5, 2014 by Kali Mishra

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Officially, an Eclipsed element is obscured by a "view-private" object. A more user-friendly explanation, however, is that a dynamic view isn't able to delete the local copy of a file after the user checked it in. A third-party tool locking the local file and preventing ClearCase from deleting it during check-in usually causes this. Commonly, an Eclipse happens when using the ClearCase and MS Word integration, or with certain IDEs.
The solution for "un-eclipsing" an element is simple. Rename the local copy. After the element is renamed you will observe that the "Eclipsed" icon no longer appears in ClearCase Explorer

answer Apr 5, 2014 by Amit Kumar Pandey
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