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Xcode build script that adds the commit sha to the CFBundleVersion
#!/usr/bin/env ruby
# Xcode auto-versioning script for Subversion by Axel Andersson
# Updated for git by Marcus S. Zarra and Matt Long
# Converted to ruby by Abizer Nasir
# Appends the git sha to the version number set in Xcode.
# see for more details
# These are the common places where git is installed.
# Change this if your path isn't here
common_git_paths = %w[/usr/local/bin/git /usr/local/git/bin/git /opt/local/bin/git]
git_path = ""
common_git_paths.each do |p|
if File.exist?(p)
git_path = p
if git_path == ""
puts "Path to git not found"
command_line = git_path + " rev-parse --short HEAD"
sha = `#{command_line}`.chomp
puts sha
f =, "r").read
re = /([\t ]+<key>CFBundleVersion<\/key>\n[\t ]+<string>)(.*?)(<\/string>)/
f =~ re
# Get the version info from the source Info.plist file
# If the script has already been run we need to remove the git sha
# from the bundle's Info.plist.
open = $1
orig_version = $2
close = $3
# If the git hash has not already been injected into the Info.plist, this will set version to nil
version = $2.sub!(/\s*git sha [\w]+/, '')
if (!version)
version = orig_version
# Inject the git hash into the bundle's Info.plist
sub = "#{open}#{version}git sha #{sha}#{close}"
puts sub
f.gsub!(re, sub), "w") { |file| file.write(f) }
below commented Dec 20, 2011

I would suggest using /usr/libexec/PlistBuddy

Abizern commented Dec 20, 2011


below commented Dec 20, 2011
Abizern commented Dec 20, 2011

I took it as a friendly suggestion. I meant probably because I don't use this script anymore. It's just an example of what can be done.

Thanks for the suggestion.

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