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Is there a command like namei for OS X?

I'm sifting through some incorrect permission issues and discovered the namei command for Linux. Homebrew doesn't currently have a Mac port. namei - follow a pathname until a terminal point is ...
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Using `rsync` as more advanced `cp`

For copying large files (and/or large quantities of files), especially across disks, I prefer to avoid using the Finder as it often fails with some meaningless error message and/or complaint about ...
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homebrew broken after time machine restore

I use home-brew for some tools on my macbook and it had been working fine. I recently put a SSD in my macbook and restored it to a time machine backup as I thought this would give me a pretty good ...
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Homebrew / link osxfuse not possible

I didn't run brew doctor since a lot of time. Know it tell me I should run brew link osxfuse. Here I show you the rest: Newton:~$ brew link --overwrite osxfuse Warning: Could not link osxfuse. ...
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Homebrew: change name of group ownership in /usr/local/ so admins and standard users can brew

I have a local admin user and a few "network" mobile users (without admin privileges) who need to be able to brew on a Mac. So, these 'network' users are not members of the group admin and probably ...
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How can I compare file structures before and after a software install?

I'm writing a new formula for Homebrew for some software I maintain and as part of my testing I'd like to ensure that files are only added to the correct places on install and that all files are ...
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OS X Lion Server multiple postgresql installs

I am using Homebrew to install PostgreSQL on my Mac mini server (Lion). However, I am unable to run the version I have installed, the only version I see running is the version installed with OS X: ...
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What is the best Homebrew version for an iBook running Tiger?

I have an old iBook running Mac OS Tiger, and I want to install the Homebrew package manager on it. Which branch should I choose ? The Tiger one? The PPC one? Another one?
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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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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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Removing an application from homebrew-cask

Homebrew-cask provides the possibility for users to conveniently install the applications with GUI, I want to confirm that: while I try to uninstall a software which was installed by homebrew-cask, ...
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When does OS X move /usr/local during a system update (slow start with homebrew)?

I have had a recurrent problem with the login screen getting stuck at 50% for a long time. One possible cause is that after an update, OS X is attempting to move /usr/local out of the way and then put ...
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How to figure out what is causing the ownership of usr/local to change from my-username to root

I use homebrew as a package manager for certain web development app. To keep brew up-to-date I run "update brew" every couple of days and also run "brew doctor." Usually, this is fine and brew tells ...
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Is there a programmatic way to identify built-in applications?

I'm trying to keep an inventory of where each application in my Mac came from (context: I'm trying to be disciplined and install things only through the App Store, Homebrew or Caskroom). Apps that ...
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Emacs does not auto restart after reboot?

I install Emacs via Homebrew and create a symbolic link: /Applications/Emacs.app -> /usr/local/Cellar/emacs/24.3/Emacs.app What does not seem to work properly is that after restarting, other ...
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MacVim: difference in syntax highlighting in terminal and GUI

I installed MacVim with homebrew, and specified the option to override system vim. It can be confirmed by looking at the version of vim in terminal. However, I don't understand why the terminal ...
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Way to determine most popular Homebrew packages?

Is there a way to determine which Homebrew packages have been installed the most times, either in the recent past or all-time? It would make it easier to determine which formulae are the most useful, ...
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My Xcode build requires cURL 8.0.0 or later (which doesn't exist)

I'm writing a C program in Xcode that uses cURL. It builds properly on my Mac Pro running 10.8.5, but on my MacBook Pro running 10.8.5, it gives me this error when I try to build: dyld: Library not ...
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brew doctor warning about Python config scripts

Can someone please explain what I should do about the following warning from Homebrew: Warning: "config" scripts exist outside your system or Homebrew directories. `./configure` scripts often look ...
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Building mysql with readline instead of editline

I'd really like to be able to use readline instead of editline with the mysql client, but I can't find out how to do this. The bottled mysql that brew installs by default for mavericks is using ...
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Homebrew-compiled gpg-agent fails, gpg: cancelled by user

I'm trying to get gpg-agent working on OS X, compiled with homebrew. Here's my gpg-agent.conf: djc@djc-mbp ~ $ cat .gnupg/gpg-agent.conf pinentry-program /usr/local/bin/pinentry-curses no-grab ...
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Homebrew: Easy way to add 'gnubin' to path for multiple packages?

I would like to use Homebrew to install GNU versions of several utilities, and use the GNU versions by default with their usual names. From the output of brew install gnu-tar and by reading How to ...
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Install wine via Homebrew: Problem with zlib [closed]

I've got a problem with my installation of wine. (OS 10.8.2, XCode 4.5.2) With the information I found, I already fixed a few errors, but now I'm stuck on a missing component called 'zlib' and I ...
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How can I resolve a permission error when installing gnuplot from homebrew?

I am trying to install gnuplot on my mac. after trying brew install gnuplot, I get the following errors: You must 'brew link lua jpeg' before gnuplot can be installed And when I try ...
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Scapy on Mavericks via Homebrew “AttributeError: 'module' object has no attribute 'intf'”

I tried to install Scapy on OS X via Homebrew which seemed to work fine. After installation there were some Python modules missing which I installed via Homebrew. Now when I start Scapy I get the ...
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Is Eigen provided with XCode?

I found out that I have some Eigen file in /usr/include/eigen3/... Is Eigen provided by deafult with XCode 4.3 or were them installed by me with a package manager like macport or homebrew? I'm ...
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Can't install glib with brew

I'm trying to install gtk+ through brew. It requires glib as a dependency and brew seems to try and install patches that don't exist? How can I install glib? My-MacBook-Pro:~ me$ brew install gtk+ ...
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Why do I have to install CLT when Xcode is installed?

On a fresh Mavericks, I installed Xcode via the App store (accepted license agreement and enabled developer mode). After that, Command Line Tools (CLT) are found (checked via xcode-select -p). ...
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How to get to know OS X/Unix better? [closed]

Not sure how to ask this but this problem has troubled me for so long. I'd long been a DOS/Windows user until about 12 years ago when Mac OS X first came out I turned to the Mac, and stayed here ever ...
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Problems with apache after update of php and mysql using homebrew

I am hoping someone here can assist me. I upgraded php and related files using brew upgrade on my mac which is running Mac OS X 10.8.3. Everything was working fine before and I just wanted to update. ...
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Change ownership of all files, from one owner to another

I changed the shortname of my user account, but it seems to have caused an issue with some files (especially homebrew stuff), which are still owned by the old username. My old short name was cannyboy, ...
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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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Is there a command similar to Linux's command-not-found?

Most Linux operating systems have a package like command-not-found (http://packages.ubuntu.com/utopic/command-not-found), which provides suggestions when a shell command was not found, e.g. because ...
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Taps vs formulas

The official site says: A tap is homebrew-speak for a git repository containing extra formulae. But: Why are taps kept separately from regular formulae? Why use the distinction at all? ...
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“brew link node” creates/removes different number of symlinks when repeated

I was upgrading Node.js node through Homebrew's brew upgrade, and it didn't link correctly. $ brew update (snip-snip formulae were updated) $ brew upgrade (snip-snip other upgrades) ==> ...
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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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How can I update my version of `unzip` to version 6.00 or higher?

Its a common problem that, when unzipping (read: 'open by double-click'), some .zip files result in a similar sized .cpgz file. But you expected an unzipped file or folder instead. The default unzip ...
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Update apps with home-brew (youtube-dl)

Mainly i want to update youtube-dl on my mac. I have used Linux so for that updating any app is very simple: apt-get update youtube-dl. But how to do it on Mac using home-brew. Is there any kind of ...
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quick to install and set up FTP server on homebrew for OSX

I need the smallest and easiest FTP server just to grab some files during development. Homebrew has a discrete selection brew search ftp but I'm unsure which is the quickest to setup. I don't want ...
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Brew says Wine is installed but it fails to run with “command not found” error

I've recently just had a horrendous Mac hard drive issue which required an erase of the hard drive and a restore from an old back up. Since it's been back, it's not quite been the same. I had Wine ...
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How do I give options to Homebrew install

Is it possible to give options to a Homebrew installation package from the command line, something like this (which does not seem to work): brew install tesseract --all-languages Or do you have to ...
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Installing / removing encfs

I'm trying to install encfs, for which I need brew. I installed brew, but installing encfs is a pain. bash-3.2$ brew install osxfuse Warning: osxfuse-2.6.2 already installed, it's just not linked ...
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How to get Apple Command Line Developer Tools without App Store?

I got a mid-2013 MacBook Air for UNIX development. I'm disappointed that it came with no C/C++ compilers and with no make, which are apparently part of Apple Command Line Developer Tools, which is ...
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Installed application using brew, but now it's saying it can't find it?

I have installed an application (dsniff) using brew, but when I try to run it I get a "Command not found" error. I even tried going to the directory it was installed to: ...
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`brew doctor` gives warning for newly opened terminal windows

When I run brew doctor I get this warning: Warning: /usr/bin occurs before /usr/local/bin TONS of people with the same problem, but they solve it by running this: PATH="/usr/local/bin:$PATH" Which ...
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brew path didn't cover sbin

I have problem when I used brew to install aircrack-ng. I found out that it cover path /usr/local/Cellar/aircrack-ng/1.1/bin but it couldn't find commands after I tried tab-completion in path ...
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What more does installing Homebrew allow me to do? [closed]

Homebrew is a useful tool to install UNIX tools. What are useful things to do with homebrew? What tools can you recommend?
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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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How to install tofrodos in Yosemite via Homebrew?

This thread is based on my attempt to parse windows syntax to unix in this thread. I run successfully brew reinstall tofrodos and get ==> Reinstalling tofrodos ==> Downloading ...
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Correctly removing the default Python installation

I intend to replace the default Python installation with the one from Homebrew. Below is a list of steps that I want to take, but I first want to make sure that I'm not doing anything destructive, ...