Getting Started with the Remote System Explorer

The Remote System Explorer (RSE) is a perspective and toolkit in Eclipse Workbench, that allows you to connect and work with a variety of remote systems. With the predefined plug-ins, You can look at remote file systems, transfer files between hosts, do remote search, execute commands and work with processes.

Additional capabilities may be added by Software Vendors by providing new System Types, Services and Subsystem implementations for specific remote access protocols or resource kinds respectively. The framework helps by providing lots of predefined re-usable components, like persistence mechanisms, filtering and team sharing.

A sample RSE session

Here is a screenshot of a sample session with RSE (Click on the picture to enlarge it). This tutorial will guide you quickly through the most prominent features of the Remote System Explorer: