launch iOS apps into the iOS Simulator from the command line (Xcode 7.0+)
Supports Xcode 6 only since version 3.x.
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.
--help option for more info.
The unimplemented options below are in the backlog
Usage: ios-sim <command> <options> [--args ...]Commands:showsdks List the available iOS SDK versionsshowdevicetypes List the available device typeslaunch <application path> Launch the application at the specified path on the iOS Simulatorstart Launch iOS Simulator without an appinstall <application path> Install the application at the specified path on the iOS Simulator without launching the appOptions:--version Print the version of ios-sim--help Show this help text--exit Exit after startup--log <log file path> The path where log of the app running in the Simulator will be redirected to--devicetypeid <device type> The id of the device type that should be simulated (Xcode6+). Use 'showdevicetypes' to list devices.e.g "com.apple.CoreSimulator.SimDeviceType.Resizable-iPhone6, 8.0"Removed in version 4.x:--stdout <stdout file path> The path where stdout of the simulator will be redirected to (defaults to stdout of ios-sim)--stderr <stderr file path> The path where stderr of the simulator will be redirected to (defaults to stderr of ios-sim)--sdk <sdkversion> The iOS SDK version to run the application on (defaults to the latest)--family <device family> The device type that should be simulated (defaults to `iphone')--retina Start a retina device--tall In combination with --retina flag, start the tall version of the retina device (e.g. iPhone 5 (4-inch))--64bit In combination with --retina flag and the --tall flag, start the 64bit version of the tall retina device (e.g. iPhone 5S (4-inch 64bit))Unimplemented in this version:--verbose Set the output level to verbose--timeout <seconds> The timeout time to wait for a response from the Simulator. Default value: 30 seconds--args <...> All following arguments will be passed on to the application--env <environment file path> A plist file containing environment key-value pairs that should be set--setenv NAME=VALUE Set an environment variable
Choose one of the following installation methods.
Install using node.js (at least 0.10.20):
$ npm install ios-sim -g
Download a zip file:
$ curl -L https://github.com/phonegap/ios-sim/archive/master.zip -o ios-sim.zip $ unzip ios-sim.zip
Download using git clone:
$ git clone git://github.com/phonegap/ios-sim.git
Make sure you enable Developer Mode on your machine:
$ DevToolsSecurity -enable
Make sure multiple instances of launchd_sim are not running:
$ killall launchd_sim
This project is available under the MIT license. See LICENSE.