Delete all Eclipse project related meta information via shell

Today I was fighting some really annoying behaviour of Eclipse in combination with refactored multi module maven projects.

Whenever I tried to import the projects, I recieved the error

An internal error occurred during: "Updating Maven Project". java.lang.NullPointerException

I tried to solve the problem by removing my eclipse projects and cleaning all eclipse related files, but that didn’t work. For some reason mvn eclipse:clean refused to delete my files. Thus I had to find a way to recursively delete all eclipse related information from my project. So here it is:


find . -name .classpath -exec rm -rf {} \;

find . -name .project -exec rm -rf {} \;

find . -type d -name .settings -exec rm -rf {} \;

 

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