Homebrew is a package manager – think apt-get for OS X. It is trivial to install and instantly gives you access to thousands of open source tools and utilities. According to the creators of Homebrew, “Homebrew installs the stuff you need that Apple didn’t.”
Visit http://brew.sh right now to get started!
Homebrew installs the stuff you need that Apple didn’t.
Top 10 (or more) useful Homebrew tools to get you started. (Paste this list into your terminal once you get Homebrew installed.)
brew install git brew install git-open brew install wget brew install nmap brew install ncftp brew install lynx brew install iftop brew install suricata brew install ccze brew install ansible brew install mtr brew install ssh-copy-id brew install autossh brew install asciiquarium
Screenshot showing Homebrew installing mtr on Mac OS X.
(mtr is a fun and useful ICMP tool which combines ping and traceroute into a realtime display of packet loss across all the path entries returned by traceroute.)