Command line tool & Swift framework for parsing Xcode 11+ xcresult

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Install via Homebrew 🍺

For new installs use

brew install chargepoint/xcparse/xcparse

To upgrade use

brew upgrade xcparse


  • Reverted changes to Makefile for building a universal binary [#76]


A command line tool to extract code coverage & screenshots from Xcode 11 XCResult files.

To learn more about Xcode 11's xcresult format, read Rishab Sukumar's post on the ChargePoint Engineering blog



Enter the following command into your terminal:

brew install chargepoint/xcparse/xcparse

This will tap into our xcparse Homebrew tap and install the tool on your local machine.


To use xcparse via Mint, prefix the normal usage with mint run ChargePoint/xcparse like so:

mint run ChargePoint/xcparse xcparse <command> <options>

To use a specific version of xcparse, add the release tag like so:

mint run ChargePoint/xcparse@2.1.0 xcparse --help


Want to use this in Bitrise? We have an xcparse Bitrise step available in the Bitrise StepLib so you can add xcparse directly from the Bitrise Workflow UI!

See our Bitrise step's README for more information.


xcparse <command> <options>

Below are a few examples of common commands. For further assistance, use the --help option on any command


xcparse screenshots --os --model --test-plan-config /path/to/Test.xcresult /path/to/outputDirectory

This will cause screenshots to be exported like so:

Screenshots exported into folders

Options can be added & remove to change the folder structure used for export. Using no options will lead to all attachments being exported into the output directory.

Options available include:

Option Description
--model Divide by test target model
--os Divide by test target operating system
--test-plan-config Divide by test run configuration
--language Divide by test language
--region Divide by test region
--test Divide by test

See xcparse screenshots --help for a full-listing

Test Status

The --test-status option can allow for whitelisting only screenshots from tests that have a status that matches at least one of the provided status strings

Examples Description
--test-status Success Passing tests only
--test-status Failure Failing tests only
--test-status Success Failure Passing or failing tests only

Test status strings can be found by using verbose mode with the screenshots sub-command.

Activity Type

The --activity-type option allows for whitelisting screenshots whose activity type matches at least one of the provided activity type strings.

Examples Description
--activity-type com.apple.dt.xctest.activity-type.testAssertionFailure Test failure screenshots only
--activity-type attachmentContainer userCreated User created screenshots only

Note that when an activity type string is provided which doesn't have a reverse-DNS style domain, it is assumed to be of com.apple.dt.xctest.activity-type.<activityTypeString> and the domain is automatically added.

Therefore, these two are option calls are equivalent:

--activity-type userCreated attachmentContainer

--activity-type com.apple.dt.xctest.activity-type.userCreated com.apple.dt.xctest.activity-type.attachmentContainer

Activity types can be found in verbose mode. Below are a listing of common ones:

Activity Type Description
com.apple.dt.xctest.activity-type.attachmentContainer Placeholder activity that contains an attachment, may contain user created screenshot
com.apple.dt.xctest.activity-type.deletedAttachment Deleted attachment placeholder activity
com.apple.dt.xctest.activity-type.internal Internal test step, may have automatic screenshot to show test progression
com.apple.dt.xctest.activity-type.testAssertionFailure Step where the test failed in an assertion, may have failure screenshot
com.apple.dt.xctest.activity-type.userCreated User created screenshot/attachment


xcparse attachments /path/to/Test.xcresult /path/to/outputDirectory --uti public.plain-text public.image

Export all attachments in the xcresult that conform to either the public.plan-text or the public.image uniform type identifiers (UTI). The screenshots command, for example, is actually just the attachments command operating a whitelist for public.image UTI attachments. Other common types in xcresults are public.plain-text for debug descriptions of test failures.

Read this Apple documentation for a list of publicly documented UTIs.

Code Coverage

xcparse codecov /path/to/Test.xcresult /path/to/exportCodeCoverageFiles

This will export the action.xccovreport & action.xccovarchive into your output directory.


xcparse logs /path/to/Test.xcresult /path/to/exportLogFiles

This will export logs & diagnostic files into a per-action folder structure similar to Xcode 10's xcresult format.

Logs exported into folders


xcparse convert /path/to/AppThinningSizeReport.txt /path/to/outputDirectory --flagVariants sizeLimit

This will export a JSON representation of the given App Thinning Size Report to the output directory.

Flag Variants

The --flag-variants option can allow for the generation of an app size violations report with all the app variants that exceed the specified size limit.

Examples Description
--flag-variants 10MB Flags variants that exceed 10MB
--flag-variants 13 Flags variants that exceed 13MB
--flag-variants invalid Flags variants that exceed 10MB

If a size unit is not specified, the default unit is considered to be megabytes. Similarly, invalid arguments cause a default size limit of 10MB to be used for flagging app size violations.


xcparse --help

xcparse screenshots --help

Learn about all the options we didn't mention with --help!


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Last updated: Sun Mar 19 2023 22:43:16 GMT-0500 (GMT-05:00)