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ios-sim

The ios-sim tool is a command-line utility that launches an iOS application on the iOS Simulator. This allows for niceties such as automated testing without having to open XCode.

Features

  • Choose the device family to simulate, i.e. iPhone or iPad.
  • Setup environment variables.
  • Pass arguments to the application.
  • See the stdout and stderr, or redirect them to files.

See the --help option for more info.

Installation

With node.js (at least 0.10.20):

$ sudo npm install ios-sim -g

Download an archive:

$ curl -L https://github.com/phonegap/ios-sim/zipball/1.9.0 -o ios-sim-1.9.0.zip
$ unzip ios-sim-1.9.0.zip

Or from a git clone:

$ git clone git://github.com/phonegap/ios-sim.git

Then build and install from the source root:

$ rake install prefix=/usr/local/

Development

When you want to release a version, do:

$ rake version:bump v=NEW_VERSION
$ rake release
$ npm version NEW_VERSION -m "Updated to npm version %s"

tmux

To get ios-sim to launch correctly within tmux use the reattach-to-user-namespace wrapper.

reattach-to-user-namespace ios-sim launch ./build/MyTestApp.app

source: https://github.com/ChrisJohnsen/tmux-MacOSX-pasteboard

brew: brew install reattach-to-user-namespace

License

Original author: Landon Fuller landonf@plausiblelabs.com Copyright (c) 2008-2011 Plausible Labs Cooperative, Inc. All rights reserved.

This project is available under the MIT license. See LICENSE.

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