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How to Uninstall Xcode Command Line Tools [Video]

How to Uninstall Xcode Command Line Tools [Video]

Posted January 28, 2023 at 11:53pm by iClarified
These are instructions on how to uninstall Xcode Command Line Tools on Mac. You may need to follow these steps if you've installed Xcode Command Line Tools without Xcode.

The Command Line Tools package is a small self-contained package available for download separately from Xcode that allows you to do command line development in macOS. It consists of the macOS SDK and command-line tools such as Clang, the Apple LLVM compiler, linker, and Make, which are installed in the /Library/Developer/CommandLineTools directory. If you use Xcode, these tools are also embedded within the Xcode IDE.

Follow the steps below to get started...





UNINSTALL XCODE COMMAND LINE TOOLS


Step One


Launch Terminal from your dock or from the Applications > Utilities folder.

How to Uninstall Xcode Command Line Tools [Video]


Step Two


Execute the following command to locate your Xcode Command Line Tools installation folder:

xcode-select -p

How to Uninstall Xcode Command Line Tools [Video]


Step Three


Execute the following command to remove the installation folder, replacing the path below if it differs from the one shown in the previous step. Warning: You cannot undo this step!

sudo rm -rf /Library/Developer/CommandLineTools

How to Uninstall Xcode Command Line Tools [Video]


Enter your administrative user password when prompted.

How to Uninstall Xcode Command Line Tools [Video]


Step Four


You can use the following command to ensure the folder has been removed successfully.

ls -la /Library/Developer

How to Uninstall Xcode Command Line Tools [Video]

How to Uninstall Xcode Command Line Tools [Video]


ALTERNATIVE WAYS TO UNINSTALL XCODE COMMAND LINE TOOLS


Xcode


If you installed Xcode Command Line Tools alongside the Xcode application itself, uninstalling the Xcode application should remove the tools as well.


INSTALL XCODE COMMAND LINE TOOLS


If you need to reinstall Xcode Command Line Tools, you can find instructions on how to do that here:
How to Install Xcode Command Line Tools [Video]
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