Rename Java Package in Eclipse

Today, I attempted to change a java package name. I did a right click at the package name and there’s no “Rename.”

What I did is creating a new package, say Then I go to, right click > refactor> move and select

I then edited web.xml file, do a search replace from to and it works.

However, later I found that there’s a function “rename” under refactor. but I have not tried it. I will check it out next time.


5 Responses to Rename Java Package in Eclipse

  1. RorArelenoDen says:

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  2. javarefinery says:

    The refactor functionality is handy because it will update all references at the same time, you can change the project quite freely. But of course it cannot update external referenes outside the eclipse workspace, like for example jsp pages or such.

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  4. bwanamarko says:

    click on the arrow to expand your project, then src, and then package, e.g. Right click on the package and select Refactor then rename, make sure that update references is checked. You can also try update textual references too.

    This worked for me,

  5. steve donato says:

    In eclipse “JUNO” refactor has NO rename option only has one option, which is; “infer generic type arguments’ option” so how do I do it? Old version of eclipse use to have rename option? now it’s gone.

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