Homebrew is a package manager written in Ruby for Mac OS X which lets you install and setup packages that are not part of the system or need come from a different source.

Homebrew is commonly used by developers of all types to replace outdated system packages or install will lesser or no hassle, Homebrew stores all its packages in a separate location, which does not affect the system and keeps the file system clean and does not cause any damage to any package when it is removed.

You need to install XCode to get Homebrew correctly, XCode is an IDE and developer tool package used by iOS/Mac developers for developing an application for all Apple platforms, the IDE is freely available in the Mac App store and can be installed by any Mac user.

Homebrew has a simple and easy to use executable brew that can be accessed from the terminal

Installing Homebrew, by entering the command below in the Terminal.

ruby -e “$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install)” Code language: JavaScript (javascript)

To see everything is working fine, run.

brew doctor 

You can learn more about brew by looking into the help menu.

brew –help 

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