Package Explorer -> Customize View -> Filters -> uncheck .* resources
Package Explorer -> View Menu -> Filters -> uncheck .* resources
@Edward sadly your pertinent comment was hidden. To answer your question, it is no longer possible for a long time. But to everyone wanting to exclude .* but a few .*, you have to use the "Package Explorer" instead of the deprecated "Project Explorer". I hope my comment will make things clearer for some people. The whole thread gets us confused until we figure out we may be using the wrong Eclipse View from the start ! The "Project Explorer" also has a "Filters..." menu, with far less functionalities.
Didn't even see that arrow there. Thanks!
In the package explorer, in the upper right corner of the view, there is a little down arrow. Tool tip will say view menu. From that menu, select filters
Is it somehow possible to only include the file named .gitignore but exclude all other files starting with .?
Well spotted! I've been searching for a while now and didn't find it... Thanks for sharing this information
With Eclipse Kepler and OS X this is a bit different: