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Mastering Xcode: Develop and Design, Second Edition by Joshua Nozzi, Maurice Kelly

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Chapter 17. Xcode’s Command Line Interface

Underneath the skin of Xcode’s GUI lies an astounding collection of developer tools. In this chapter, you will learn how to build your projects without having to run the Xcode GUI. You will also look at how to manage multiple installations of Xcode and how to access some of Xcode’s internal tools for your own purposes.

The Command Line Tools

In the grand scale of software development environments, Xcode is at the complex end of the scale with the likes of Visual Studio and Eclipse. At the simpler end of the scale are the lowly text editor and the compiler/interpreter. Although it may seem that Xcode has evolved beyond such humble tools, Xcode does much of its heavy lifting by executing command line ...

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