There’s nothing like the smell of new computer

Today I received my new MacBook Pro. There’s nothing like the smell of new computer, but step number one is setting it up. First I need some extra tools ranging from tree to git. I use homebrew for this, since I find it easy to use – as easy as apt-get.

Homebrew has to be installed:

$ ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.github.com/mxcl/homebrew/go)"

Then install Command Line Tools for Xcode, as homebrew will need them. To do this, first install Xcode using the App Store. When installed, open the preference pane, choose the ‘Downloads’ pane and install the command line tools from here.

Now homebrew is ready for use:

$ brew install tree
==> Downloading http://mama.indstate.edu/users/ice/tree/src/tree-1.6.0.tgz
######################################################################## 100.0%
==> make prefix=/usr/local/Cellar/tree/1.6.0 MANDIR=/usr/local/Cellar/tree/1.6.0
🍺 /usr/local/Cellar/tree/1.6.0: 7 files, 116K, built in 2 seconds

cheers

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