B.3. Macintosh Tools

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B.2. Apple's Command-Line Developer Tools

The following are some of the utilities that are installed along with the Xcode Tools package. Most of them are found in /Developer/Tools unless otherwise specified. Xcode depends on some of these tools; some of them have their roots in Macintosh Programmer's Workshop (MPW) , which is Apple's old development environment.


agvtool

Acts as a versioning tool for Xcode projects.


BuildStrings

Creates resource string definitions.


CpMac

Serves as an alternative to cp; preserves resource forks when copying. As of Mac OS X Tiger, cp also preserves resource forks, so this is only included for compatibility with older scripts.


cvs-unwrap

Extracts a tar file created by cvs-wrap.


cvs-wrap

Combines a directory into a single tar file.


cvswrappers

Checks an entire directory into CVS as a binary file.


DeRez

Displays the contents of a resource fork.


GetFileInfo

Displays extended information about a file, including creator code and file type.


/usr/bin/leaks

Searches a process for memory leaks.


MergePef

Merges code fragments from one file into another.


MvMac

Serves as an alternative to mv; preserves resource forks when copying. As of Mac OS X Tiger, mv also preserves resource forks, so this is only included for compatibility with older scripts.


/usr/bin/opendiff

Graphical diff utility.


/usr/bin/otool, /usr/bin/otool64

Displays parts of object files and libraries in a friendly format.


packagemaker

Command line version of PackageMaker.app (see Chapter 15).


pbhelpindexer

Creates an index of Apple's API documentation for Xcode.


pbprojectdump

Used by Xcode's FileMerge feature to produce more readable diffs between file versions.


PPCExplain

Provides verbose descriptions of PowerPC assembler mnemonics.


ResMerger

Merges resource manager resource files. Xcode's build system compiles .r files into .rsrc files using Rez, and if needed, Xcode merges multiple files using ResMerger.


Rez

Compiles resource files.


RezWack

Embeds resource and data forks in a file.


/usr/bin/sdp

Converts a scripting definition file into another format.


SetFile

Sets HFS+ file attributes.


SplitForks

Splits the resource fork, moving it from a dual-forked file into a file named ._pathname.


uninstall-devtools.pl

Uninstalls Xcode and the rest of the developer tools.


UnRezWack

Removes resource and data forks from a file.


WSMakeStubs

Generates web service stubs from a WSDL file.

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    Mac OS X Tiger for Unix Geeks
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