Sam Soffes

Quickly Opening Projects in Xcode

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I’ve used a little utility called x for several years now. Simply running x in a directory will open the directory in Xcode. Here’s an example:

$ cd my_project
$ x

Now the project is open in Xcode. So quick!

I just extended it to support Swift packages that don’t have a project since that works so well now.

The code is available on GitHub. Here’s an easy way to install it:

$ mkdir -p ~/bin
$ curl -L > ~/bin/x
$ chmod +x ~/bin/x

Make sure ~/bin is in your $PATH (here’s a guide on that). Now you’re good to go. Enjoy!