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Introduction

By default, Eclipse doesn’t display the line numbers in the text editor. This simple tutorial provides a step by step guide on how to activate this option.

1. Step #1

Go to windows -> preferences

windows

2. Step #2

Type “text editor” inside the search box at the top left of the popup, then click on “Text Editors” node under “Editors” as the following:

editor

Finally, tick the “Show line numbers” checkbox then click OK, and you’re good to go.

Summary

By default, Eclipse doesn’t display the line numbers in the text editor. This simple tutorial provides a step by step guide on how to activate this option.

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