Homebrew is a package manager for macOS that allows you to easily install and manage various software packages and libraries. Here’s how to install Homebrew on a Mac:
- Open the Terminal app on your Mac. You can find it in the Utilities folder within the Applications folder, or you can use Spotlight search to find it.
- In the Terminal window, paste the following command and press Enter:
/bin/bash -c "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/HEAD/install.sh)"This command will download and run the Homebrew installation script.
- The script will prompt you to press Enter to continue with the installation. It will then ask for your administrator password to complete the installation.
- Once you’ve entered your password, the script will begin installing Homebrew on your Mac.
- After the installation is complete, you can test if Homebrew is working by typing
brew doctorin the Terminal window and pressing Enter. This will check for any issues with your Homebrew installation.
That’s it! You’ve successfully installed Homebrew on your Mac and can now use it to install various software packages and libraries. To install a package using Homebrew, simply type
brew install <package> in the Terminal window, replacing
<package> with the name of the package you want to install.