It’s not uncommon developers to have multiple versions of Xcode installed. For example, I typically have the latest beta as well as the most current production release installed.
However, there are times when you may want various tools, such as xcodebuild, to point to a specific Xcode folder. To faciliate this, you can use xcode-select. A common use case is if you use scripts and/or makefiles to build your projects. Once you set the Xcode folder, xcodebuild will be invoked from the folder you specified. The command line options are below:
Line number 2 shows the current version of Xcode that is ‘active.’ If you are accessing xcodebuild or other related tools from a script, –print-path is the preferred means to determine the current Xcode location. Use the -switch option to change to another version of Xcode on your system:
This changes to the Xcode-beta 9 on my system. Note that root access is required to set the Xcode location, thus I have used sudo to execute the command as root. Printing the path now looks as follows: