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Old Mar 24, 2011, 06:18 PM   #1
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XCode 4 Command-line application build location?

In Xcode 3, if you build a command-line application in C++, it compiles to a folder in the project folder and you can run it. In Xcode 4, I have not been able to figure out where it builds to. I searched my Mac, dug around in all the settings, but there is no binary. I can run the application, but no binary to be found.

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Old Mar 24, 2011, 07:15 PM   #2
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Check ~/Library/Developer/Xcode/DerivedData. Or set the build location in the preferences under "Locations" (hope it works, haven't really checked it out myself). I don't quite understand why the product isn't placed in the projects folder by default (while I sort of understand the use of the ~/Library folder).
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Old Mar 24, 2011, 09:00 PM   #3
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Xcode 4 has a different build output location than Xcode 3.

Did you read the Xcode 4 Transition Guide? The Xcode 4 User Guide?

If not, you should.

Xcode 4 Transition Guide:

Xcode 4 User Guide:

Xcode Quick Start Guide:

If you don't have a compelling requirement that can only be fulfilled by Xcode 4, you should probably just use Xcode 3 for real work, and use Xcode 4 only to learn how it works.
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Old Mar 24, 2011, 11:18 PM   #4
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You can get the XCode 3 build behaviour by changing Build Location under Locations in Preferences from the default "Place build products in derived data location" to "Place build products in locations specified by targets".
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