Ever wondered why unpacking a new Xcode release takes soooo long? I don’t know either. Probably a lot of time is spent on validating signatures or other things. Anyway, sometimes you just want to quickly unpack it.
unxip it’s an open sourced and easy to use command-line tool for unpacking .xip archives.
The easiest way is to install it via brew using:
brew install unxip
Alternatively, you can get the release (or source code) at its Github page: https://github.com/saagarjha/unxip
E.g. when you downloaded Xcode 15 beta 6 you just type:
That’s it! It will take a fraction of time compared to unpacking it via “Archive Utility” or something similar. In the Readme on Github you can see explanations on why it’s way faster.
Happy unpacking! 🥡