Using bash, I want to check if Command Line Tools are installed.
Currently they are and when I type
xcode-select --install I get:
xcode-select: error: command line tools are already installed, use "Software Update" to install updates It appears Homebrew is already installed. If your intent is to reinstall you should do... blah blah blah
Basically my problem is that I have several methods to check in bash (using
if / fi) but I don't know which solution is the best one.
1) I can do
xcode-select -p and that returns the path
/Library/Developer/CommandLineTools but then how I should build the
if statement? I don't know what will be presented when CLT are not installed.
2) I can do
xcode-select --version. Should I then
grep for a phrase
version since I get
xcode-select version 2343.
3) I can do
which xcode-select but again, in all cases I'm not sure how the
if should look like. I also think that
grep is not the best way, since in the future the output may be different in future version of OSX.
To sum up I would like something like
#!/bin/bash if [ no idea ]; then #installed, nothing to do... else xcode-select --install fi
Thanks for any suggestions.