Copying Files While Building a Product
In the project editor, select the target to which you want to add a Copy Files build phase.
Click Build Phases at the top of the project editor.
From the Add Build Phase menu in the lower-right corner, choose Add Copy Files.
Use the Destination pop-up menu and the Subpath text field to specify where to copy the file or files.
Click the Add (+) button to select a file to copy and click Add.
Copy files and resources of any type to specific locations as part of the build process using a Copy Files build phase.
For example, you can copy fonts to
/Library/Fonts. Or, if you’re developing a plug-in, a Copy Files build phase can copy the generated plug-in to the appropriate location. You can have as many Copy Files build phases in a target as you need.
Together, the Destination pop-up menu and the Subpath field specify the location to which Xcode copies the files. The Destination pop-up menu lets you choose from a number of standard locations. Use the Subpath field to specify the path, relative to the location specified in the Destination pop-up menu, to the target directory.
Select the option "Copy only when installing" to specify that the build phase copies files only in install builds of the product.
The screenshot shows a Copy Files build phase that copies the SKTInfo.plist file to a folder titled Info in the Resources folder.
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