# Xcode Build & Archive From Command Line

# Build & Archive


xcodebuild -exportArchive -exportFormat ipa \
    -archivePath "/Users/username/Desktop/MyiOSApp.xcarchive" \
    -exportPath "/Users/username/Desktop/MyiOSApp.ipa" \
    -exportProvisioningProfile "MyCompany Distribution Profile"


xcodebuild -project <ProjectName.xcodeproj> 
    -scheme <ProjectName> 
    -sdk iphonesimulator 
    -configuration Debug 
    -destination "platform=iOS Simulator,name=<Device>,OS=9.3" 
    clean build

# Syntax

  • xcodebuild [-project name.xcodeproj] -scheme schemename [[-destination destinationspecifier] ...] [-destination-timeout value] [-configuration configurationname] [-sdk [sdkfullpath | sdkname]] [action ...] [buildsetting=value ...] [-userdefault=value ...]

# Parameters

Option Description
-project Build the project name.xcodeproj.
-scheme Required if building a workspace.
-destination Use the destination device
-configuration Use the build configuration
-sdk specified SDK

# Remarks

Run xcodebuild from the directory containing your project to build an Xcode project. To build an Xcode workspace, you must pass both the -workspace and -scheme options to define the build. The parameters of the scheme will control which targets are built and how they are built, although you may pass other options to xcodebuild to override some parameters of the scheme.