Why does this pod file icon have a red 'rb' on it?

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by patent10021, Jul 1, 2016.

  1. patent10021 macrumors 68030


    Apr 23, 2004
    I've noticed that some pod files have rb on the icon. 'rb' is visible both in the Finder and in the Xcode project Navigator.

    Is it because it was created with a ruby editor?

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  2. PhoneyDeveloper, Jul 1, 2016
    Last edited: Jul 1, 2016

    PhoneyDeveloper macrumors 68040


    Sep 2, 2008
    What does

    file Podfile
    mdls Podfile
    in the Terminal say?

    Anyway, this is the Finder so it means that Finder thinks the file is a ruby source code file. Is it wrong?
  3. Dookieman macrumors 6502

    Oct 12, 2009
    Cocoapods are Ruby based. rb is the Ruby extension.
  4. patent10021 thread starter macrumors 68030


    Apr 23, 2004
    That's why I also said Ruby.

    But normally these files in the Xcode navigator are just white. But the odd time I will see this icon with "rb" in the Navigator. There's no extension of a pod file n my finder. It's just a black icon with the name pod file.

    It's like a small number of people are creating their pod files with a different editor than most people.

    For example I just use Xcode -> New File. Those people are creating them from cli?

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