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Xcode shortcut to open Derived Data folder

itscoderslife profile image Damodar Shenoy Originally published at itscoderslife.wordpress.com on ・2 min read

Saving time with shortcuts like opening terminal from Xcode, I created few more shortcuts to help my fellow Xcode users. Another one here is Opening Derived Data folder to access you project binaries or to do any thing else.

Either you should know the path to Derived data folder and go to Finder Cmd + Shift + G and then enter the path. Or you have to go to Xcode preferences -> Location Tab click on arrow in front of Derived Data path. Both these are cumbersome.

What if I help you create a SHORTCUT ?

This is how you do it. It’s a one time setup. Just like you did it for Opening terminal

  1. Create a 2 line shell script and give the file execute permission.
  2. Go to Xcode Preferences.
  3. Add a Behavior in Xcode. Name it and give a shortcut key.
  4. On the right side details pane check the Run option.
  5. From the adjacent drop-down menu choose the script you just saved in step 1.

Script:

#!/bin/bash
open ~/Library/Developer/Xcode/DerivedData

Command to give execute permission:

chmod +x /path/to/the/open_derived_data.sh

If you are lazy like me here’s the gist, download and use it: https://gist.github.com/itscoderslife/a3a5ca7e973bba575ba2d07b04338c80

Hope this is helpful.

Other shortcuts

Open in terminal

Open project folder

Happy coding 😉

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Mobile App Developer. Working as iOS developer with Obj-C / Swift. Learning Android development. Full-stack enthusiast. All things tech. Exploring Machine Learning.

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