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How to Mount & Copy HFS Classic Mac Drives on MacOS

Feb 27, 2024 - 2 Comments
Copy classic Mac HFS drive data to modern MacOS

Modern versions of MacOS no longer support HFS, meaning that new Macs can no longer read, mount, or write to classic HFS drives. But a fair amount of longtime Mac users continue to have older Macs and old Mac hard drives that are in HFS format, way back from the days of Mac OS 8, … Read More

How to Convert Images to Webp on Mac from Command Line

Jan 31, 2024 - 3 Comments
Convert image to webp from the command line on Mac

Do you need to convert images to webp format from the Mac? Converting images to WebP offers tremendous file size savings, often compressing an image up to 70% without losing image quality, so it’s understandable why many Mac users and web developers, designers, and workers would wish to convert and compress images into WebP format. … Read More

Native MacOS Docker Containers are Now Possible

Oct 13, 2023 - Leave a Comment
Native macOS Containers in Docker are now possible

Have you ever wished you could run native macOS Docker containers on macOS? Well, now you can, thanks to a great free project called macOS Containers. If you’re in the developer world at nearly any level, you likely have experience with Docker containers, which are wildly popular because of their utility. Offering a lightweight and … Read More

How to Install Homebrew on MacOS Sonoma Beta

Jul 19, 2023 - 3 Comments
Install Homebrew in MacOS Sonoma

If you use Homebrew with your Mac, you probably want to install Homebrew in MacOS Sonoma as well. While it installs as intended for many Mac users, some are experiencing issues when attempting to install Homebrew in the Sonoma beta. We’ll cover the solution, showing you how to get Homebrew installed successfully in MacOS Sonoma … Read More

How to Opt Out / Disable Homebrew Analytics

Jun 25, 2023 - 4 Comments
Homebrew for Mac

Homebrew is a fantastic package manager for the command line on Mac, but something that is perhaps less fantastic for some individuals is that Homebrew defaults to enabling ‘analytics’, which means your Mac will transmit data from your Mac to Homebrew about Homebrew usage. No thanks! The Homebrew analytics include everything from user agent, Google … Read More

How to Install GCC on Mac

May 2, 2023 - 2 Comments
Installing GCC on a Mac

Some Mac users may wish to install GCC onto their MacOS computers. GCC, which stands for Gnu Compiler Collection, is a commonly used compiler with support for C, C++, Objective C, Go, Fortran, Ada, and more languages, and is frequently used for compiling command line programs, writing software, and more, whether for computer science classes … Read More

Fix “brew command not found” on Mac with zsh

Apr 19, 2023 - 10 Comments
Homebrew for Mac

If you’re a Homebrew user who is now experiencing a “zsh: command not found: brew” error message in zsh shell, you’re probably perplexed as to why the brew command line line tool is no longer working. The reason you may be experiencing the command not found error for brew is because the zsh shell is … Read More

How to Install Homebrew on MacOS Sonoma & Ventura

Dec 28, 2022 - 8 Comments
Homebrew on MacOS Ventura

HomeBrew, the command line package manager, has native support for MacOS Sonoma 14 and macOS Ventura 13, so if you have recently updated to macOS Ventura or bought a new Mac with Sonoma/Ventura preinstalled, you’ll probably want to install Homebrew on the Mac running Ventura. Like most command line tools, HomeBrew is intended for advanced … Read More

How to Install nano Text Editor on Mac Again

Mar 27, 2022 - 10 Comments
Get nano on macOS again instead of pico

If you have attempted to use nano at the command line on MacOS recently, you may have noticed that the pico text editor is launched instead, via a symlink for /usr/bin/nano to pico. This is because the latest versions of MacOS remove the nano text editor from the command line for whatever reason, and instead … Read More

Changing MAC Address in macOS Big Sur & Monterey with spoof-mac

Sep 5, 2021 - 20 Comments
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If you want to change your MAC address in macOS Monterey or Big Sur, you can use the traditional method to spoof a MAC address, or you can use a slightly easier approach by using a command line tool called spoof-mac. We’ll be covering the mac-spoof method here, which relies on HomeBrew.

Fix Git not working after macOS Update (xcrun: error: invalid active developer path (/Library/Developer/CommandLineTools)

Jul 19, 2021 - 6 Comments
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Some Mac Terminal users may discover git, pip, HomeBrew, and other command line tools may fail or not work as intended with an error message stating “xcrun: error: invalid active developer path (/Library/Developer/CommandLineTools)”. Sometimes these command line tools stop working after a macOS system software update, but they worked previously. Fortunately it’s easy to fix … Read More

How to Update Homebrew on Mac

Feb 13, 2021 - 1 Comment
Homebrew for Mac

Want to update Homebrew and your packages? Of course you do! Homebrew is a popular package manager for Mac that easily allows users to install and manage command line tools, apps, and utilities, typically familiar with the Linux and Unix world. Because it’s a package manager, you won’t need to manually build anything from source … Read More

Installing HomeBrew on Apple Silicon Macs Natively Supported

Feb 6, 2021 - 1 Comment
Install Homebrew on Mac

If you’re a Homebrew fan and an Apple Silicon Mac user, you’ll be happy to discover the latest versions of Homebrew (3.0.0 and beyond) now natively support Apple Silicon architecture. You’ll still need Rosetta 2 to have some packages and formulae to work, but many are already native supported by the command line package manager.

How to Run Homebrew & x86 Terminal Apps on M1 Macs

Nov 18, 2020 - 5 Comments
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If you’re one of the early adopters who acquired an M1 Apple Silicon Mac and find that Homebrew and many other x86 terminal apps don’t yet have support for the new Arm architecture, you’ll be happy to know there’s a fairly simple workaround. The trick is to run a parallel Terminal application through Rosetta. And … Read More

How to List All Homebrew Packages Installed on a Mac

Oct 20, 2018 - 10 Comments
Install Homebrew on Mac

Want to quickly see all Homebrew packages installed on a Mac? You may already know the path where Homebrew packages are installed to, but you don’t need to list a directory structure to get a list of Homebrew packages that have been installed in Mac OS. Instead, you can issue a simple command to show … Read More

How to Uninstall Homebrew from Mac OS

Aug 12, 2018 - 7 Comments
How to uninstall Homebrew on Mac

If you have previously installed Homebrew to a Mac and have now decided that you no longer need or want the command line package manager, you can uninstall Homebrew from MacOS and completely remove Homebrew and all installed packages and formula from the Mac. This tutorial will walk through how to completely uninstall Homebrew from … Read More

How to Install FTP on MacOS Mojave & High Sierra

Aug 7, 2018 - 19 Comments
Get and install FTP in Mac OS

Mac command line users may have noticed that FTP is missing from the latest versions of MacOS system software, but despite ftp not being included in newer versions of system software by default, you can still install ftp on Mac OS if you need to use an ftp client or run an ftpd server for … Read More

How to Uninstall Packages with Homebrew

Jul 29, 2018 - 4 Comments
Homebrew for Mac

If you have installed Homebrew on a Mac to use as a package manager for various unix and command line utilities, you’ve probably also installed a handful of packages deemed useful to you. But what if you no longer need one, and you want to remove a particular Homebrew package? It turns out that uninstalling … Read More

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