How to uninstall Xcode command line tools

How to uninstall Xcode command line tools

To uninstall the Xcode Command Line Tools, follow these steps:

  1. Open a Terminal window on your computer.

  2. In the Terminal, run the following command:

sudo rm -rf /Library/Developer/CommandLineTools
  1. You will be prompted to enter your password. Enter your password and press Enter.

  2. The Xcode Command Line Tools will be uninstalled. You may see messages in the Terminal indicating that files are being removed.

  3. Once the uninstall process is complete, you can close the Terminal window, and the Xcode Command Line Tools will be fully uninstalled from your system.

Note that uninstalling the Xcode Command Line Tools may affect other applications or development tools that rely on them. So, it is recommended only to uninstall the Command Line Tools if you are sure you no longer need them.

Multiple Xcode versions

Note: If you have multiple versions of Xcode installed on your Mac, you may need to specify the version of Xcode from which you want to uninstall the command line tools. You can do this by running the following command instead:

sudo xcode-select -switch /path/to/Xcode.app

Replace /path/to/Xcode.app with the actual path to the version of Xcode that you want to uninstall the command line tools from. For example:

sudo xcode-select -switch /Applications/Xcode-beta.app

This will uninstall the command line tools from the specified version of Xcode.

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How to uninstall Xcode command line tools

Open a Terminal window on your computer and enter the command: 'sudo rm -rf /Library/Developer/CommandLineTools', then follow the prompts.