How to install Homebrew on Mac

Terminal guide
Fri 24 July, 2018

What is Homebrew?

You can use Homebrew to install software using the command line on Mac OS X. This is an indispensable tool for command line users on Mac. For us, it’s used all the time.

Install Homebrew in 30 seconds

The simplest way to install Homebrew is through ruby and curl, accomplished with a single command.

1. Open the “Terminal” application, found in /Applications/Utilities/
2. Enter the following command into a single line of the terminal

/usr/bin/ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install)"

3. Press enter to run the command. You’ll see some lines about the installation.
4. Press return again to agree and when prompted, enter your user password.

Visit the official site brew.sh to view documentation on this software.

This approach is the same for installing Homebrew in all supported versions of Mac OS and Mac OS X.

Check our useful terminal commands article to find some great Homebrew packages available to use free on Mac.

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