Sometimes knowing the current version of Xcode used to build the stuff from command line becomes a useful intel. Here is the recipe on how to obtain this information in a clean manner. Easiest command would be to call:
$ xcodebuild -version
That produces output like:
Xcode 12.5 Build version 12E262
As an improvement I could use sed to simply extract the number from a line with the
$ xcodebuild -version | sed -n -E 's/Xcode ([0-9.]*).*/\1/p;'
That in current case outputs:
So far so good. I can even get rid of the dot, if it’s not need in certain cases by processing the extracted number further:
$ xcodebuild -version | sed -n -E 's/Xcode ([0-9\.]+).*/\1/p;' | sed 's/\.//'
To receive result as:
Finally I could use this value for some other extra processing, if it’s first set as a variable inside a shell script like following:
#!/bin/sh xcode_version=$(xcodebuild -version | sed -n -E 's/Xcode ([0-9\.]+).*/\1/p;') echo "Current Xcode: $xcode_version"