How to use Homebrew on Mac to install third-party tools & apps

Homebrew is a macOS package manager that lets users install and manage UNIX tools and 3rd party software. Here’s how to get started.

Unlike most UNIX/Linux-based systems, macOS doesn’t provide a standard mechanism for installing 3rd party command-line tools beyond the standard Apple installer. On most UNIX/Linux-based systems, tools are installed by a package manager in which packages can be downloaded, updated, synchronized, and removed. Most of these package managers include automation.The best solution to this problem on macOS is a 3rd party package manager called Homebrew.

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