I'm trying to install the new command line tools in OS X 10.9, and I get this weird error from Apple.

Can't install the software because it is currently available from the Software Update server.

xcode-select --install


A workaround is to download the tools from here https://developer.apple.com/downloads/index.action – nnyby

But that also returns an error.


Can anyone offer an alternative way to download this?


The site seems to be online again now. \o/

Here's a direct link to the download if the site goes offline again:


  • It just produces 'Your session has expired'. – David Given Jan 7 '14 at 22:10

XCode Command Line Tools can be downloaded directly from the Apple Developer site here as pointed out by this stackoverflow answer.

You could also just run my XCode CLT install/bootstrap script if you're looking for a quick automated solution.


This error could also mean that you already have the command tools installed. The error message should have been more on to the point.

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