Cannot Duplicate files in the Project Navigator

Number:rdar://FB7744520 Date Originated:2020-06-20
Status:Open Resolved:
Product:Xcode Product Version:11.5 (11E608c)
Classification:Suggestion Reproducible:N/A
I’d expect to be able to duplicate a file in the Project Navigator—whether in a Group or Folder Reference. Within a Folder Reference, this is pretty easy (it should do whatever Duplicate in Finder does), but within a Group there’s a question of target membership and such. A way to sidestep these questions, and make it obvious that this is a new file, is to show the Add File dialog once the file is duplicated, with the original’s targets pre-selected.

Duplicating Groups sounds a little more difficult, but that could be left for later.


Follow-up comment (by me)

I’ve since found that there’s a Duplicate item in the File menu. I didn’t find it before because I expected it in the Edit menu with the Cmd-D shortcut, but I suppose Cmd-Shift-S is consistent for duplicating files. It should still be in the context menu, though.

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