I have Mac OS X version 10.5.7 so I downloaded Xcode version 4.6.3 and launched it.

According to many tutorials (such as this) I am supposed to install further command line tools via terminal: xcode-select --install

But all I get is a little manual page:

Usage: xcode-select -print-path
   or: xcode-select -switch <xcode_folder_path>
   or: xcode-select -version
   -print-path                     Prints the path of the current Xcode folder
   -switch <xcode_folder_path>     Sets the path for the current Xcode folder
   -version                        Prints xcode-select version information

I went into the Applications directory and tried to run the command from there, but the same outcome.

In fact, the content of my Applications directory revealed through the following command is strange:

~ cd Applications

~ ls
Chrome Apps.localized

What am I missing or doing wrong?

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    When you cd Applications, you're really going into /Users/(your username)/Applications. You need to use cd /Applications – At0mic May 29 '16 at 0:27

The command line install works on much newer OS than yours - the tutorial you link is 10.10 and Xcode 6 or 7.

If you can't upgrade to 10.6.8 and then get past Lion, I would suggest run the graphical installer and look for Xcode possibly in /Developer if you don't see it in the /Applications folder.

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  • Thank you. In the graphical installer, under Preferences and then Downloads, I selected to install the Command Line Tools but I get this message that stops the installation: The package "BluetoothSDK.pkg" is untrusted. Have you come across this before? How do I proceed? – Mary Jane May 28 '16 at 21:25
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    @Joshua It could be as simple as the certificate used to sign that bundle has expired. Are you able to inspect the certificate or try setting the clock back 2 years and re-trying? – bmike May 28 '16 at 21:35

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