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Version: 3.x

Custom Tuist commands

When we write apps, it is often necessary to write some supporting code for e.g. releasing, downloading localizations, etc. These are often written in Shell or Ruby which only a handful of developers on your team might be familiar with. This means that these files are edited by an exclusive group and they are sort of "magical" for others. We try to fix that by introducing a concept of "Tasks" where you can define custom commands - in Swift!

Not only that, we will provide you with an easy integration with tuist, so you can for example inspect your project's graph.


Tasks and the ProjectAutomation package are in alpha. Be aware some APIs might change as we iterate the functionality with the feedback we get from users.

Defining a task#

You can prepend any executable with tuist- and add it to your PATH. If you for example add tuist-my-command to your PATH, you will be able to run tuist my-command and tuist-my-command will automatically be executed.

You can also create a task as a tuist plugin - learn how to do that here.


ProjectAutomation is a framework for interacting with tuist which can be integrated as Swift package.

Your Package.swift for your CLI then may look as the following:

let package = Package(    name: "my-cli",    products: [        .executable(name: "my-cli", targets: ["my-cli"]),    ],    dependencies: [        .package(url: "", .upToNextMajor(from: "x.y.z")), // Add ProjectAutomation as a package    ],    targets: [        .target(            name: "my-cli",            dependencies: [                .product(name: "ProjectAutomation", package: "ProjectAutomation") // Integrate ProjectAutomation framework            ]        ),    ])


To get your project's graph, you can leverage Tuist's graph method. Here is an example how you might use this method:

import ProjectAutomation
let graph = try Tuist.graph()
let targets = graph.projects.values.flatMap(\.targets)print("These are the current project's targets: \(targets))"

You might wonder what the return value of Tuist.graph() is - the method returns a Swift model Graph. Below you will find the exact specification.


nameName of the graphString
pathAbsolute path of the graphString
projectsProjects which are a part of the graph[String: Project]


nameName of the projectString
pathAbsolute path of the projectString
isExternalIndicates whether the project is imported through Dependencies.swiftBool
packagesSwift packages that this project depends on[Package]
targetsTargets of this projects[Target]
schemesDefined schemes for this project[Scheme]


nameName of the targetString
productProduct type the target producesString
sourcesList of file paths that are the target's sources.[String]


kindThe type of the packagePackageKind
pathThe path of the package. For a local package, the path is an absolute path to the package directory. For a remote package, it it value of the URL of the package.String


remoteRepresents a remote package
localRepresents a local package


nameName of the schemeString
testActionTargetsTargets which can be tested via this scheme[String]?