Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Cool Package Manager for OSX

For those of you who like me, rather are crusty unix admins, but don't want to fight with apples lack of cool tools (I die without htop!), I have discovered a package manager that won't clobber your system:

Brew. Its basically a package manager that installs things the 'apple way' and won't clobber system libraries like fink, or macports. Its really easy to install:
ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL" 
Brew lets you install all kinds of things: (like ntfs support!), htop, encfs (for encrypted on the fly dropbox encryption), REAL bash, as SYMLINKS in your /usr/local directory, and won't clobber things when updating. I love it.

Brew, when macports drives you to drink.