XCODEBUILD(1) BSD General Commands Manual XCODEBUILD(1)
xcodebuild -- build Xcode projects
xcodebuild [-project projectname] [-activetarget] [-alltargets] [-target targetname]
[-parallelizeTargets] [-activeconfiguration] [-configuration configurationname]
[-sdk <sdkfullpath> | <sdkname>] [buildaction ...] [setting=value ...]
xcodebuild -version [-sdk [<sdkfullpath> | <sdkname> [<single item>]]]
xcodebuild -find <binary> [-sdk <sdkfullpath> | <sdkname>]
xcodebuild builds a target contained in an Xcode project.
Run xcodebuild from the directory containing your project (i.e. the directory containing the
projectname.xcodeproj package). If you have multiple projects in the this directory you will
need to use -project to indicate which project should be built.
By default, xcodebuild builds the first target listed in your project, with the default
build configuration. The order of the targets is a property of the project and is the same
for all users of the project. The active target and active build configuration properties
are set for each user of the project and can vary from user to user.
Build the project specified by projectname. Required if there are multiple project
files in the same directory.
Builds the user's active target.
Build all the targets in the project.
Build the target specified by targetname.
Only perform the action on the specified target(s), not on any targets upon which they
depend. This option only applies to the 'clean' action.
Build independent targets in parallel when possible. With distributed builds or mul-
tiprocessor machines, this can cause projects with many simple targets to build sub-
stantially faster. This option only applies to targets with target dependencies.
Use the user's active build configuration when building the target.
Use the build configuration specified by configurationname when building the target.
-sdk <sdkfullpath> | <sdkname>
Build an Xcode project against the specified SDK, using build tools appropriate for
that SDK. The argument may be an absolute path to an SDK, or the canonical name of an
Lists all available SDKs, including their canonical names suitable for use with -sdk.
Specify a build action (or actions) to perform on the target. Available build actions
build Build the target in the build root (SYMROOT). This is the default build
installsrc Copy the source of the project to the source root (SRCROOT).
install Build the target and install it into the target's installation directory
in the distribution root (DSTROOT).
clean Remove build products and intermediate files from the build root
Set the build setting setting to value.
-find binary -sdk <sdkfullpath> | <sdkname>
Print the absolute path to binary in the context of sdk. If the -sdk argument is not
provided, find uses the value of the build setting SDKROOT, if set. Returns EINVAL if
a valid SDK could not be determined. The search order is the usr/bin directory in the
SDK, the bin directory in the SDK, then each of the paths specified by the PATH envi-
ronment variable. Returns ENOENT if the requested binary could not be located in any
of the searched directories.
NOTE: 'xcrun -find' is preferred because it caches the resulting find; xcrun uses
xcodebuild to populate its cache.
Display version information. When used in conjunction with -sdk, the version of the
specified SDK is displayed, or all SDKs if -sdk is given no value. Additionally, a
single line of the reported version information may be returned if specified.
Set the user default default to value.
Lists the targets in the project. Does not initiate a build.
Disable distributed building. Overrides the distributed build setting stored in the
user defaults by the Xcode preferences panel.
Enable distributed building and search for build machines using Bonjour. Build
machines are added dynamically during the build as they are discovered. May be used
alone or in conjunction with -buildhosts or -buildhostsfile.
Do not search for build machines using Bonjour. Overrides the Bonjour distributed
build setting stored in the user defaults by the Xcode preferences panel.
Enable distributed building and set the list of build machines to the space separated
list given in hostlist.
Enable distributed building and set the list of build machines to the contents of
hostsfile. hostsfile is a text file containing build machine names, one per line.
Displays usage information for xcodebuild.
xcodebuild clean install
Cleans the build directory; then builds and installs the first target in the
xcodebuild -target MyTarget OBJROOT=/Build/MyProj/Obj.root SYMROOT=/Build/MyProj/Sym.root
Builds the target MyTarget putting object (intermediate) files in one directory and
the products of the build in another directory.
xcodebuild -sdk macosx10.4
Builds an Xcode project against the Mac OS X 10.4 SDK. The canonical names of all
available SDKs can be viewed using the -showsdks option.
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