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Installing Homebrew on OS X

Installing Homebrew on OS X

Homebrew is a package manager designed for installing UNIX tools and other open-source applications on Mac OS X. It will quickly download and install them, compiling them from source. Homebrew Cask extends Homebrew with support for installing binary apps — the kind you normally drag to your Applications folder from DMG files.


1. Install Xcode 7,8, ...

Get Xcode App

get xcode

2. Get Command Line Tools

Open terminal and paste: 
xcode-select --install

3.Install Homebrew

To download install Homebrew run the install script on the command line as below and let the script do its thing:
ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install)"

install brew.sh

After installing and as suggested in the command line, to check for any issues with the install run:
brew doctor
To search for an application:
brew search
To install
brew install <application-name>
To list all apps installed by Homebrew
brew list
To remove an installed application
brew remove <application-name>
To update Homebrew
brew update
To see what else you can do
man brew
Where does Homebrew install stuff …. in the Cellar

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