Swift Language Getting started with Swift Language Installing Swift


First, download the compiler and components.

Next, add Swift to your path. On macOS, the default location for the downloadable toolchain is /Library/Developer/Toolchains. Run the following command in Terminal:

export PATH=/Library/Developer/Toolchains/swift-latest.xctoolchain/usr/bin:"${PATH}"

On Linux, you will need to install clang:

$ sudo apt-get install clang

If you installed the Swift toolchain to a directory other than the system root, you will need to run the following command, using the actual path of your Swift installation:

$ export PATH=/path/to/Swift/usr/bin:"${PATH}"

You can verify you have the current version of Swift by running this command:

$ swift --version