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To get newer man pages in OSX?

I noticed that my manuals are very old in my system although all updates done. Etc man cmp tells about the flag -l -l --verbose Output byte numbers and values of all differing bytes. ...
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To install Pandoc's manuals

I run cabal install pandoc pandoc-citeproc as described in the manual. I get nothing from man pandoc. Pandoc exists in brew but I would like to know how you get pandoc by manuals too. I would like ...
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How to restart PostgreSQL installed by Brew in OSX?

In Linux, it can be done by /etc/init.d/postgresql-9.2 restart. My OSX is not a server app. I think it it can be done by ALTER USER postgres with password '1234'; postgreQSL prompt but I am not ...
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To install GNU time in OSX?

BSD time gives this kind of output 9990 real 0m4.371s user 0m1.548s sys 0m2.167s GNU time gives then again this kind of output 9990 1.56s user 1.46s system 82% cpu 3.648 total Brew search ...
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To install Busybox in OSX

I am thinking initramfs -filesystem in this thread. I run unsuccessfully brew search busybox and no including package in Google clearly. Busybox is included in Linux by default but not in OSX. ...
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To install GNU Strings in OSX

I run unsuccessfully brew search strings giving only Caskroom/cask/stringsfile. I want to run this commmand strings -td -3 <file.raw. How can you install GNU Strings in OSX?
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/usr/include vs /usr/local/include

I just discovered that on my MAC /usr/local/include is a symbolic link to usr/include (since about 9 months), causing problems with homebrew. I wonder whether this link is normal? harmless? Is there a ...
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How to install and use GNU Grep in OSX

I have coreutils but I am not sure if GNU grep is there. I just want to use the flag -P for Perl regex that is found in GNU grep, but not in BSD grep. My PATH is ...
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To use STDBUF from Homebrew's coreutils

I run brew search stdbuf and get No formula found for "stdbuf". Searching pull requests... Closed pull requests: coreutils: upstream fix for stdbuf (https://github.com/Homebrew/homebrew/pull/32955) ...
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To install unbuffer in OSX

There is the terminal command unbuffer in Linux Redhat, for instance. I did not find it in homebrew. How can you install unbuffer in OSX Yosemite 10.10.3?
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Homebrew mutt(1) file permission weirdness

I just installed mutt ('brew install mutt') running as myself (uid=501(john)), no sudo. It seems to have worked, but now I've got a couple of weird permission problems. When I run mutt, email ...
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How to compile PHP with OpenSSL on OS X 10.9?

So I'm while trying to compile PHP 5.6.10 from the source faced the following problem: Undefined symbols for architecture x86_64: "_PKCS5_PBKDF2_HMAC", referenced from: _zif_openssl_pbkdf2 in ...
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To install Blockdev in OSX?

I did not find the command in Brew of Yosemite 10.10.3. I am reading the command developed from here: pv -s $(blockdev –getsize64 /Users/masi/Dropbox/1/r3.raw) I think blockdev is Linux specific ...
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Macports / fink / homebrew - which allows true non-root, home-directory-only installation?

I'm looking into doing some development on my Macbook Pro running Yosemite. I've used both Macports and homebrew before, but I really don't want to install anything on my machine outside of my home ...
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Is there a rhyming dictionary I can run on the OSX command line?

Is there a rhyming dictionary I can run on the OSX command line? I found these but don't know how to get them running on my Mac: https://trac.macports.org/ticket/39651 ...
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problems installing homebrew on mavericks

I tried to install homebrew (OSX 10.9.5) using the recommended ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install)" but got Illegal variable name. I do have ...
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What does `brew man` do?

I mean brew man, not man brew. It says: Fetching: hpricot-0.8.6.gem (100%) Building native extensions. This could take a while... Successfully installed hpricot-0.8.6 Fetching: ...
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Error installing cmu-sphinx with brew on osx

Im getting an error when installing cmu-sphinx. I tried adding /usr/local/Cellar/libsamplerate/0.1.8/lib/pkgconfig to pkg config path.export ...
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Terminator installation issue with VTE

When I try to install Terminator via brew I get Linking /usr/local/Cellar/vte/0.28.2... Error: Invalid argument - /usr/local/share/locale/ca@valencia/LC_MESSAGES/vte-0.0.mo I have tried the ...
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Does homebrew store tar.gz after package installation is complete?

If so, where? If not, where does it downloads it for the time of installation? I interrupted a package installation (brew install) and then restarted it. Do I have two tar.gz archives now? I thought, ...
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Can't install inkscape on Yosemite with homebrew

It seems like I should be able to install inkscape with something like brew install inkscape based on what I've seen online. Unfortunately, when I try this I get Error: No available formula for ...
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Make files in `/usr/local` writable for homebrew

I've been trying to get homebrew working nicely, but it appears everything inside /usr/local isn't writable, and everything falls over. It keeps telling me to recursively chown /usr/local, and I ...
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Clean install Mac, restore backup without command line tools

So, I'm a developer with brew installed along with several other programs installed from source(openCV, boost etc.). I want to do a clean install of OSX(to get rid of some other issues as well), then ...
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To install GNU Cut in OSX?

I did not find it in brew by brew search cut. I wound if it exists in any other package systems. How can you install GNU Cut in OSX?
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homebrew libgfortran

My Python app is using scipy which apparently needs libgfortran. After a recent brew update/upgrade, my Python app fails to run due to a libgfortran dependency issue: ...
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Homebrew: how to switch between GCC versions `gcc49` and `gcc`?

I foolishly uninstalled GCC 4.9 after brew upgradeing to GCC 5. However I need both versions and I need to be able to switch back and forth. I thought I could just do brew switch 4.9.2 but the old ...
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mkfs.jffs2 or equivalence on Mac Os X

I need to use mkfs.jffs2 command on Mac OS X. On Linux, the command is installed with mtd-tools package, but I can't find it from homebrew. I tried to build from the source, but I have numerous ...
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How to upgrade bash with brew (permission error)?

I work with Yosemite (10.10.3) and would like to upgrade bash (to version 4.x) and found this post. After brew update, I did brew install bash, but obtained: ==> Downloading ...
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Is there any way to upgrade brew cask

I am just wondering if there is any way to upgrade all brew cask'a? Something like brew upgrade.
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Using cask and then brew install

I am trying to install gulp - which seems to require first cask: 17:14:34/mozaik-demo $brew install gulp Error: No available formula for gulp Searching formulae... Searching taps... ...
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Export PATH directly from command line in Yosemite--where is my PATH?

I want to use the latest version of git which I installed via Homebrew, so I needed to change my PATH variable to ensure OS X uses the Homebrew version instead of the outdated version that ships with ...
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Trying to run commands in bash causes Homebrew error

Whenever I try and run any commands in terminal (bash), my window goes crazy and it keeps looping through an output of: /usr/local/Cellar/rbenv/0.4.0/libexec/rbenv-hooks: line 32: cd: ...
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Serial connection via Ethernet port

I have some devices that are only accessible via RS-232 cables. The problem is that I have no RS-232 to USB adapters so I can't access them. What I do have is a bunch of serial cables, most ...
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“brew install rtorrent” now failing to build

This morning, I tried to launch rtorrent on Mac OS X 10.10.3, and it failed with a "symbol not found" in libtorrent (I've lost the backtrace from my screen). Tried a bunch of stuff, as documented ...
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Where to put VirtualHost files for brew's httpd24?

I have installed httpd24 via brew by running brew install httpd24 However I am not sure where to put a virualhost definition files in the file system. I ran this command /usr/local/bin/apachectl -S ...
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Brew Install Rtorrent not Working

I am unable to brew build rtorrent. Could someone tell me what I need to do to get this to work? Things I have done - brew doctor brew update brew upgrade --all Error - ld: symbol(s) not found ...
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Where is the file .vimrc in Yosemite? (Download Macvim through Homebrew)

I have Yosemite 10.10.3 and I recently downloaded macvim using homebrew. I find a vimrc file under the directory: /usr/share/vim However, after putting some modification like setting the ...
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Failed to update brew

I'm trying to update brew but I get this error message: The directory /Library/Formula doesn't even exist. What should I do?
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flac terminal app no longer works - giving me libogg.0.dylib errors

I've been a happy user of flac on the OS X Terminal. I mostly use it to either encode, or decode wav -> flac or flac -> wav. What I'm meeting nowadays is this: flac -d *.flac dyld: Library not ...
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Textmate's Filter Through Command

I run anything there on document or selection I get /bin/sh: pandoc: command not found I installed pandoc by brew install pandoc My pandoc's version is 1.13.2.1. There is probably ...
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Can't install php56-mcrypt with homebrew

I use Homebrew on my testing server on OS X. I have php56, autoconf, and mcrypt installed through homebrew. I was successful doing this on a different Mac but I am not having any luck this time. ...
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Yosemite command-line tool update programs

What command-line tool update programs are there in Yosemite? I've used: pip (for Python packages; seems to be built-in, unlike the following) brew (homebrew for application installation) gem (for ...
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Meld on OSX 10.10 - half screen

I installed Meld using homebrew on a stock OSX 10.10. It works, but it doesn't seem to understand the size of my screen (actually two screens, same behavior on both built in and secondary display). ...
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Homebrew Formula for emacs' VM (View Mail)

Can anyone help with a homebrew formula to install emacs' VM ("View Mail"), located: http://www.nongnu.org/viewmail/ https://code.launchpad.net/vm I can get as far as a script, that should look ...
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Getting 'module' object has no attribute 'bindtextdomain' launching meld

I just did brew uninstall meld brew install meld Trying to use meld continues to give same error: 15:46:50/config $!8420 meld config.bernoulli.py config.py Couldn't bind the translation domain. ...
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What are the right post-installation procedure after installing git using Homebrew?

I installed Git using Homebrew: brew install git and then it gave some outputs $ brew install git ==> Downloading https://homebrew.bintray.com/bottles/git-2.4.0.yosemite.bottle.tar.gz ...
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How do I depend on a specific version of a homebrew formula

I'm having a conflict with a formula and a particular version of Boost. Ideally, since this is really just a build conflict (it's not using a Boost shared library), I'd like to automatically use a ...
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What does the with-bindings option do in brew?

I'm looking to brew a package (graphviz) and see it has one option—amid others— --with-bindings Build Perl/Python/Ruby/etc. bindings I might want that, if only I knew what it means...? What ...
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Applications in ~/Applications not shown in Applications folder in dock

I just noticed that brew cask install symlinks to ~/Applications. This works fine, but the application item in my dock does not show apps from that folder. Is it supposed to work this way? I expected ...
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What does adding PATH to .bashrc do?

I'm following this guide to install Linux commands onto my OS Terminal: https://www.topbug.net/blog/2013/04/14/install-and-use-gnu-command-line-tools-in-mac-os-x/ and I see that the second line tells ...