Homebrew (https://brew.sh) is a package manager for MAC OS X. It helps us to conveniently install software packages on OS X systems.
Here’s how to install Homebrew on you MAC.
- Mac OS X 10.10 or later preferred (earlier versions may work)
- Command Line Tools installed on the Mac
- Basic terminal / command line using bash or zsh
How to install:
Launch Terminal from Applications-Utilities
Type or copy-paste following in to the terminal (ensure it is in a single line):
ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install)"
Enter administrator password when prompted
For Homebrew commands, type:
To install a package:
brew install "package name"
Some commands to check and update Homebrew:
ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/uninstall)"
Hombrew is not available for Windows OS. Some alternatives of Homebrew for Windows are:
OneGet for Windows 10 (https://github.com/OneGet/oneget)