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Generation-time configuration

There are certain scenarios where you might need to customize the projects at generation time. For example, if you are building a white-label app, you might want to use the same project structure, but adjust some attributes in a per-app basis. For example, the name of the app.

To facilitate that, Tuist allows passing configuration through environment variables that can be accessed from the manifest files. For example:

TUIST_APP_NAME=MyApp tuist focus

If you want to pass multiple environment variables just separate them with a space. For example:


Variables can be accesed using the Environment type. Any variables following the convention TUIST_XXX defined in the environment or passed to Tuist when running commands will be accessible using the Environment type. The following example shows how we access the TUIST_APP_NAME variable:

func appName() -> String {    if case let .string(environmentAppName) = Environment.appName {        return environmentAppName    } else {        return "MyApp"    }}

Accessing variables returns an instance of type Environment.Value? which can take any of the following values:

You can also retrieve the string or boolean Environment variable using either of the helper methods defined below, these methods require a default value to be passed to ensure the user gets consistent results each time. This avoids the need to define the function appName() defined above.

Environment.appName.getString(default: "TuistApp")
Environment.isCI.getBoolean(default: false)