Xcode template for a Swift Command Line Application
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Swift Command Line Application Template

Swift 3.0 Platforms OS X Alcatraz Compatible License MIT Slack Status

The regular Command Line Tool template that comes with Xcode doesn't support Swift Frameworks. Swift Applications need a copy of the Swift Standard Libraries in their run path. The regular Cocoa Application template that comes with Xcode copies the Swift Standard Libraries to the app's bundle, but it also comes with storyboards and a lot of stuff that command line applications don't need.

The Swift Command Line Application template provides only what's needed to run a Swift Application using Swift Frameworks.


  • Supports Swift Frameworks
  • Script that extracts the executable, swift standard libraries and frameworks from the app's bundle.


  • Open Xcode and press ⇧⌘9 or go to File > New > Project
  • Select OS X > Zewo > Swif Command Line Application

New Project

  • Press Next
  • Type your Product Name, etc.

Project Options

  • Select directory and press Create
  • main.swift will be entry point of your app


  • To add Swift Frameworks select the project, app target, and on the General tab press + on the Embedded Binaries section.


  • Select your frameworks
  • That's it (:



Alcatraz is an open-source package manager for Xcode 5+. It lets you discover and install plugins, templates and color schemes without the need for manually cloning or copying files. It installs itself as a part of Xcode and it feels like home.

Install Alcatraz by running:

curl -fsSL https://raw.github.com/alcatraz/Alcatraz/master/Scripts/install.sh | sh
  • With Xcode open press ⇧⌘9 or go to Window > Package Manager to open Alcatraz.
  • Look for Swift Command Line Application under Templates.
  • Click on the INSTALL button.
  • Restart Xcode.


  • Clone or download the repo.
  • Copy the Project Templates directory to ~/Library/Developer/Xcode/Templates
  • If the ~/Library/Developer/Xcode/Templates/Project Templates directory already exists, copy the Zewo directory to it
  • Restart Xcode.



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Swift Command Line Application Template is released under the MIT license. See LICENSE for details.