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Homebrew

(6 | 3.5)

The missing package manager for macOS (or Linux).

Package Installing - Command line interface - Package Manager - Ruby

DarthPleurotus

7 months ago

Sometimes the best tools are the ones that work so well you don't even stop to think about them. Homebrew has matured into just such a tool. Tons of features for advanced users, but straightforward enough for people (like me) who just want to install/uninstall/update apps quickly and easily. I now u...

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Homebrew is the easiest and most flexible way to install the UNIX tools Apple didn’t include with macOS. Also available for Linux.

What Does Homebrew Do?

- Homebrew installs the stuff you need that Apple (or your Linux system) didn’t.
- Homebrew installs packages to their own directory and then symlinks their files into /usr/local (on macOS Intel).
- Homebrew won’t install files outside its prefix and you can place a Homebrew installation wherever you like.
- Trivially create your own Homebrew packages.
- It’s all Git and Ruby underneath, so hack away with the knowledge that you can easily revert your modifications and merge upstream updates.
- Homebrew formulae are simple Ruby sc...

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+ Package Installing (2 )

+ Package Manager (1 )

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unix

Linux

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