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Installing packages on Linux and Mac with Homebrew

Ever heard of Homebrew? It’s a package manager with a very unusual feature. It allows ordinary users to install packages without using sudo, and it’s available for both macOS and Linux. While the tool on each of these systems is referred to as Homebrew, the Linux version installs as linuxbrew.

Once installed, users can use Homebrew via the brew command to install packages very easily. Installation of Homebrew itself, however, does generally require sudo privileges and installs in /home/linuxbrew.

The man page for the brew command calls it “The Missing Package Manager for macOS (or Linux)”.

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Source:: Network World – Data Center