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Posts where HomeBrew has been mentioned. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects - the last one was on 2021-04-13.
  • Converting from Linux to MacOS
    reddit.com/r/MacOS | 2021-04-13
    Get HomeBrew. https://brew.sh
  • Generating a pair of keys on MacBook
    reddit.com/r/darknet | 2021-04-13
    install homebrew
  • New To Mac Os / MacBook M1 Chip
    reddit.com/r/MacOS | 2021-04-13
  • Installing perl-tk for Texdoctk on MacOS
    reddit.com/r/LaTeX | 2021-04-13
    I managed to get this working by first installing Perl from Homebrew (brew install perl, brew.sh for more info on Homebrew) and then running cpan -i Tk as described here. Remember to restart your terminal after installing Perl from Homebrew.
  • I've been using Windows for as long as I've had memories, never having used a Mac before. Yesterday I got a baseline M1 Mac Mini. (Honestly idk how to feel, any tips appreciated)
    reddit.com/r/macmini | 2021-04-12
    If you need command line tools, Homebrew (https://brew.sh/) is your friend.
  • Terraform knowledge to get you through the day
    dev.to | 2021-04-11
    If you're a mac user, I recommend you install Terraform via brew.
  • Migrating from Linux to MacOS - looking for guidance
    reddit.com/r/MacOS | 2021-04-11
    Install HomeBrew. Just treat it as the Mac version apt-get.
  • Is it usable to boot OSX from an external drive and install Linux on main drive?
    reddit.com/r/MacOS | 2021-04-11
    So your best choice is just installing Linux packages on Mac. macOS is pure blood UNIX so chances are these packages can be easily ported. The easiest way to do so is installing HomeBrew package manager. Be warned that Docker can not run natively on Mac, so you need virtualization. But if you have installed Docker Desktop, it already have VirtualBox embedded so you don't need install it separately.
  • A light weight decluttered version of Postman for macOS
    reddit.com/r/swift | 2021-04-11
    This is awesome. Make it installable using brew cask and I‘m hooked.
  • What free software should everyone have?
    reddit.com/r/AskReddit | 2021-04-10
    homebrew: makes it easy to install, update and uninstall software on your macOS computer
  • PLEASE help me install a ffmpeg on mac
    reddit.com/r/ffmpeg | 2021-04-10
    Many in this sub may disagree, but I think the best thing to do, especially for a novice such as yourself, is use Homebrew to do the install of ffmpeg. Go here to get started. All you need to do is open Terminal, copy the script listed under Install Homebrew (just click the clipboard icon to the right of the script), and paste the script into Terminal and press Enter. While that's installing, type ffmpeg into the search field at the top of the Homebrew page and hit enter. Copy the ffmpeg install command by clicking the clipboard icon. Once the Homebrew install completes, paste the ffmpeg install command into Terminal and hit enter. This will install the complete ffmpeg package and all necessary dependencies. You should then be able to run ffmpeg as needed.
  • New to MacOS
    reddit.com/r/MacOS | 2021-04-10
    This reminds me of something else: Homebrew (https://brew.sh). Homebrew is a command-line application to manage the installation of packages. If you're used to Linux you need no further explanation, if not, a package can be a library, font, application, service, etc. Since it is a manager, it allows you to install and uninstall them, as well as to search its catalogue. Anything that is not a "Cask" (a normal macOS application), Homebrew installs to a specific folder, so if you decide to wipe it and everything it installed (except Casks) you only need to wipe one folder. Casks will be installed to /Applications as usual, or wherever the original installer would if you ran it directly. You can get both Hammerspoon and Rectangle from Homebrew. I always see if I can install software from Homebrew before I download anything from a site because that way I have a nice listing of what I have installed and I can keep everything up-to-date easier (homebrew updates everything for me).
  • /bin/bash: libimobiledevice: command not found NO HOMEBREW
    reddit.com/r/setupapp | 2021-04-10
    Go to http://brew.sh and follow install instructions.
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  • Setting up my new Machine
    dev.to | 2021-04-09
    homebrew: The essential package manager for macOS.