Shell MacOS

Open-source Shell projects categorized as MacOS

Top 23 Shell MacOS Projects

  • Docker-OSX

    Run macOS VM in a Docker! Run near native OSX-KVM in Docker! X11 Forwarding! CI/CD for OS X Security Research! Docker mac Containers.

    Project mention: É caro programar do jeito “honesto” | /r/brdev | 2023-11-11
  • dotfiles

    :wrench: .files, including ~/.macos — sensible hacker defaults for macOS

    Project mention: The first conformant M1 GPU driver | | 2023-08-22

    You might be interested in this:

    I don't advise just running Mathias' config as is, but read through it and see if anything seems to be something you want in yours, make the changes, and save it somewhere for the next time you're setting up a Mac.

    There's some stuff in there about speeding up certain animations (look for `# Speed up Mission Control animations`), and about not reordering "spaces" (desktops, full-screen apps, search for `# Don’t automatically rearrange Spaces based on most recent use`) based on use which I think may also affect cmd+tab ordering? Not sure, but it's a setting I always change anyway because the default doesn't make sense for power users.

    About the trolling thing, sorry, I was genuinely not sure if you were arguing in good faith or just making stuff up, as most of the things you were saying were just plain incorrect or dishonest, from comparing desktop computer performance to low-powered laptops, to incorrect statements about features macOS truly excels at.

  • InfluxDB

    Collect and Analyze Billions of Data Points in Real Time. Manage all types of time series data in a single, purpose-built database. Run at any scale in any environment in the cloud, on-premises, or at the edge.

  • macOS-Simple-KVM

    Tools to set up a quick macOS VM in QEMU, accelerated by KVM.

    Project mention: Darling: Run macOS Software on Linux | | 2023-11-26

    I'm a 30 year linux veteran and windows free for over 22. I di d have a windows vm for some time because I have some music stuff that doesn't work with linux, like a nord keyboard and some guitar stuff.

    But i burnt the vm with fire when I found

  • macos-virtualbox

    Push-button installer of macOS Catalina, Mojave, and High Sierra guests in Virtualbox on x86 CPUs for Windows, Linux, and macOS

    Project mention: I need to create a virtual machine on my windows that runs macos | /r/applesucks | 2023-06-18
  • m-cli

     Swiss Army Knife for macOS

  • osxfuse

    FUSE extends macOS by adding support for user space file systems

    Project mention: Spacedrive – an open source cross-platform file explorer | | 2023-10-10

    Yeah, FUSE is Linux only. But for completeness, for macs there is macFUSE, and for Windows there is winfsp. Both of these have fewer filesystems than FUSE, and I've used neither so I don't know how well they work.

  • mac-setup

    Installing Development environment on macOS (by sb2nov)

  • Onboard AI

    Learn any GitHub repo in 59 seconds. Onboard AI learns any GitHub repo in minutes and lets you chat with it to locate functionality, understand different parts, and generate new code. Use it for free at

  • quickemu

    Quickly create and run optimised Windows, macOS and Linux desktop virtual machines.

    Project mention: Possible downsides or issues with this solution? | /r/VFIO | 2023-05-26


  • mac-dev-playbook

    Mac setup and configuration via Ansible.

    Project mention: Linus Torvalds statement | /r/linux | 2023-07-07

    To get your Linux ready to use after a fresh install you might have an Ansible playbook to get the system ready to go with all the tools you need.

  • orbstack

    Fast, light, simple Docker containers & Linux machines for macOS

    Project mention: Windows is now an app for iPhones, iPads, Macs, and PCs | | 2023-11-20
  • tmpmail

    A temporary email right from your terminal written in POSIX sh

  • macos-virtualbox-vm

    Instructions and script to help you create a VirtualBox VM running macOS.

  • tmux-yank

    Tmux plugin for copying to system clipboard. Works on OSX, Linux and Cygwin.

    Project mention: Copy text between buffers while on tmux/screen (using vim) | /r/linuxquestions | 2023-02-12

    Plugins for tmux like vim-tmux-yank or tmux-yank may be what you're looking for.

  • mac-cleanup-sh

    🗑️ Cleanup script for macOS (DEPRECATED)

  • strap

    👢 Bootstrap your macOS development system.

    Project mention: Nix Survival Mode: macOS upgrades won't break Nix anymore | | 2023-10-25

    Homebrew has this. Check out Brewfiles and homebrew-bundle. If you want a (excuse self-promotion) dedicated but simple tool to bootstrap new systems: check out

  • dotfiles

    Get started with your own dotfiles. (by driesvints)

  • shpotify

    A command-line interface to Spotify.

  • la-capitaine-icon-theme

    La Capitaine is an icon pack designed to integrate with most desktop environments. The set of icons takes inspiration from the latest iterations of macOS and Google's Material Design.

  • create-dmg

    A shell script to build fancy DMGs

    Project mention: Can I use Swift to create AppStore independent Mac Apps (.dmg)? But with Swift UI for GUI? | /r/swift | 2023-01-08
  • formation

    💻 macOS setup script for front-end development (by minamarkham)

  • Maza ad blocking

    Local ad blocker. Like Pi-hole but local and using your operating system.

    Project mention: Apps that should be paid, but are not (Part 6) | /r/macapps | 2023-02-23 - Local ad blocker. Like Pi-hole but local and using your operating system. - if you have heard about AdGuard, but want to use something similar locally, give this tool a try.

  • dotfiles

    💻 macOS / Ubuntu dotfiles (by alrra)

    Project mention: My .dotfiles | | 2023-02-14

    The dotfiles setup scripts are heavily knocked-off inspired version of beautiful Cătălin’s dotfiles. You should probably check it out!

  • dotfiles

    🖥️ Automated Configuration, Preferences and Software Installation for macOS (by atomantic)

    Project mention: atomantic/dotfiles: 🖥️ Automated Configuration, Preferences and Software Installation for macOS | /r/dotfiles | 2023-01-16
  • SaaSHub

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NOTE: The open source projects on this list are ordered by number of github stars. The number of mentions indicates repo mentiontions in the last 12 Months or since we started tracking (Dec 2020). The latest post mention was on 2023-11-26.

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What are some of the best open-source MacOS projects in Shell? This list will help you:

Project Stars
1 Docker-OSX 33,452
2 dotfiles 29,462
3 macOS-Simple-KVM 13,329
4 macos-virtualbox 13,316
5 m-cli 9,485
6 osxfuse 8,348
7 mac-setup 7,060
8 quickemu 6,593
9 mac-dev-playbook 5,597
10 orbstack 3,614
11 tmpmail 3,240
12 macos-virtualbox-vm 2,519
13 tmux-yank 2,366
14 mac-cleanup-sh 2,215
15 strap 2,108
16 dotfiles 1,993
17 shpotify 1,959
18 la-capitaine-icon-theme 1,922
19 create-dmg 1,820
20 formation 1,766
21 Maza ad blocking 1,733
22 dotfiles 1,418
23 dotfiles 1,318
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