Telling Git to Ignore Files in Xcode Projects

February 28th, 2018

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When you create a project in Xcode and create a git repository, git initially tracks every file in the project, but this behavior isn’t what you want. Xcode projects contain a lot of files. Some of these files shouldn’t be tracked by git because they change every time you build your project. Having files you […]


Xcode 9: Adding Your Project to GitHub

February 21st, 2018

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Before Xcode 9, setting up your project to work on GitHub involved a lot of work. You had to login to GitHub, create a repository, go back to your Mac, launch the Terminal application, navigate to your project directory, and run multiple git commands. Xcode 9 makes working with GitHub much easier. You can add […]


Creating a Git Repository for an Existing Xcode Project

February 12th, 2018

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When you create a new Xcode project, Xcode gives you the option to create a git repository on your Mac. How do you create a git repository for a project after the project has been created? Choose Source Control > Create Git Repositories. A sheet opens. Click the Create button and Xcode will create a […]


Xcode 9: Ignore Files

September 25th, 2017

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Xcode 9’s Source Control preferences let you specify files to ignore so the version control system won’t track them.


Xcode 9: Source Control Navigator

September 13th, 2017

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Xcode moved the branching version control operations to the source control navigator, whose button is next to the project navigator. The source control navigator shows your local branches, tags, and remote branches. Selecting a branch shows the commit history for the branch. Double-clicking a commit shows the changes you made in that commit. Select a […]