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Xcode Auto-increment Build & Version Numbers
# xcode-build-bump.sh
# @desc Auto-increment the build number every time the project is run.
# @usage
# 1. Select: your Target in Xcode
# 2. Select: Build Phases Tab
# 3. Select: Add Build Phase -> Add Run Script
# 4. Paste code below in to new "Run Script" section
# 5. Drag the "Run Script" below "Link Binaries With Libraries"
# 6. Insure that your starting build number is set to a whole integer and not a float (e.g. 1, not 1.0)
buildNumber=$(/usr/libexec/PlistBuddy -c "Print CFBundleVersion" "${PROJECT_DIR}/${INFOPLIST_FILE}")
buildNumber=$(($buildNumber + 1))
/usr/libexec/PlistBuddy -c "Set :CFBundleVersion $buildNumber" "${PROJECT_DIR}/${INFOPLIST_FILE}"
# xcode-version-bump.sh
# @desc Auto-increment the version number (only) when a project is archived for export.
# @usage
# 1. Select: your Target in Xcode
# 2. Select: Build Phases Tab
# 3. Select: Add Build Phase -> Add Run Script
# 4. Paste code below in to new "Run Script" section
# 5. Check the checkbox "Run script only when installing"
# 6. Drag the "Run Script" below "Link Binaries With Libraries"
# 7. Insure your starting version number is in SemVer format (e.g. 1.0.0)
# This splits a two-decimal version string, such as "0.45.123", allowing us to increment the third position.
VERSIONNUM=$(/usr/libexec/PlistBuddy -c "Print CFBundleShortVersionString" "${PROJECT_DIR}/${INFOPLIST_FILE}")
NEWSUBVERSION=`echo $VERSIONNUM | awk -F "." '{print $3}'`
NEWSUBVERSION=$(($NEWSUBVERSION + 1))
NEWVERSIONSTRING=`echo $VERSIONNUM | awk -F "." '{print $1 "." $2 ".'$NEWSUBVERSION'" }'`
/usr/libexec/PlistBuddy -c "Set :CFBundleShortVersionString $NEWVERSIONSTRING" "${PROJECT_DIR}/${INFOPLIST_FILE}"
@aminbenarieb
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aminbenarieb commented Aug 17, 2016

Cool, i used this to add debug suffix to my version.

if [ "${CONFIGURATION}" == "Debug" ]; then

    VERSIONSTRING=$(/usr/libexec/PlistBuddy -c "Print CFBundleShortVersionString" "${INFOPLIST_FILE}")

    VERSIONSTRING = "$VERSIONNUM debug"

    /usr/libexec/PlistBuddy -c  "Set :CFBundleShortVersionString $VERSIONSTRING" "${INFOPLIST_FILE}"

fi

Someone knows a better approach?

@oleynikd
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oleynikd commented Oct 27, 2016

Thanks! Works on Xcode 8.1

@jVirus
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jVirus commented Dec 12, 2016

Brilliant, thank you!

@nguyentanhungbk
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nguyentanhungbk commented Dec 20, 2016

work well. Thank you

@isbaek
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isbaek commented Mar 19, 2017

Thank you so much ! it worked : )

@tobeyun
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tobeyun commented Apr 30, 2017

Awesome! Worked brilliantly.

@misanche
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misanche commented May 12, 2017

Good work!

@Jusung
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Jusung commented May 26, 2017

Work well like charm in Xcode 8.3.2

@cusster
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cusster commented Aug 15, 2017

I may missed something out when setting up my project, but the above path, ${PROJECT_DIR}/${INFOPLIST_FILE}, throws an exception on my end. I noticed that the ${INFOPLIST_FILE} contains absolute path to my project's Info.plist. Removing the ${PROJECT_DIR}/ did it for me. Using Xcode 8.3.2

@chill5018
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chill5018 commented Oct 7, 2017

Thanks @cusster that worked for me also

@freegor
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freegor commented Oct 15, 2017

Thanks @cusster! Have a nice day.

@Eric0625
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Eric0625 commented Nov 29, 2017

Still works in Xcode 9.1

@rodydavis
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rodydavis commented Feb 27, 2018

@LordParsley
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LordParsley commented Sep 21, 2018

For Xcode 10 support:

https://apple-dev.groups.io/g/xcode/topic/xcode_10_info_plist/22699344?p=,,,20,0,0,0::recentpostdate%2Fsticky,,,20,2,0,22699344

Adding the generated info.plist -- ${TARGET_BUILD_DIR}/${INFOPLIST_PATH} -- as in input file to the script got the dependencies right so Xcode does things in the desired order.

@jndefosse
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jndefosse commented Sep 25, 2018

For us, the script don't update the build number but by changing the script the build number change (code for xcode 10):

buildNumber=$(/usr/libexec/PlistBuddy -c "Print CFBundleVersion" "$PRODUCT_SETTINGS_PATH")
buildNumber=$(cut -d'.' -f2 <<<$buildNumber)
buildNumber=$(date +"%y%m%d")"."$(($buildNumber + 1))
/usr/libexec/PlistBuddy -c "Set :CFBundleVersion $buildNumber" "$PRODUCT_SETTINGS_PATH"
#180925.1008 First is the current date and after the dot the build number

@iminsight
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iminsight commented Sep 26, 2018

For us, the script don't update the build number but by changing the script the build number change (code for xcode 10):

buildNumber=$(/usr/libexec/PlistBuddy -c "Print CFBundleVersion" "$PRODUCT_SETTINGS_PATH")
buildNumber=$(cut -d'.' -f2 <<<$buildNumber)
buildNumber=$(date +"%y%m%d")"."$(($buildNumber + 1))
/usr/libexec/PlistBuddy -c "Set :CFBundleVersion $buildNumber" "$PRODUCT_SETTINGS_PATH"
#180925.1008 First is the current date and after the dot the build number

Thanks @jndefosse, I use the commit count as the build number.

buildNumber=$(git rev-list --count HEAD)
/usr/libexec/PlistBuddy -c "Set :CFBundleVersion $buildNumber" "$PRODUCT_SETTINGS_PATH"

@foscomputerservices
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foscomputerservices commented Oct 22, 2019

I needed to compare buildNumber with the current value in the plist before updating the plist. If the plist is updated on every build, then the SwiftUI previewer will continually stop:

currentNumber=$(/usr/libexec/PlistBuddy -c "Print :CFBundleVersion" "$PRODUCT_SETTINGS_PATH")
if [ "$buildNumber" -ne "$currentNumber" ] ; then
  /usr/libexec/PlistBuddy -c "Set :CFBundleVersion $buildNumber" "$PRODUCT_SETTINGS_PATH"
fi

@ppeelen
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ppeelen commented Nov 16, 2021

From Xcode 13, a new project will not generate an info.plist. Instead this is embedded in the project.

If you want a project to generate an Info.plist, set Generate Info.plist file to no and then open the Info tab and add a option (e.g. App Transport Security Settings). Xcode will then generate the Info.plist file and add all the values as well as update the build settings.

@m-irfan
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m-irfan commented Feb 4, 2022

If you want to keep $(MARKETING_VERSION)
in Info.plist for CFBundleShortVersionString but
want to increase version after successful archive or build
then use following script
following script will increase like 1.0 to 2.0
but of-course that logic can be modified using above explained gist etc

Script to increase app version

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