command tool for mac osx

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by syntax.syntax, Feb 10, 2014.

  1. syntax.syntax macrumors member

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    Do i need Xcode to install the command line tools for mac osx 10.9?
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    What specific command line tools are you talking about?
    Terminal is already installed and can be found via Spotlight or in the Utilities folder (CMD+SHIFT+U while in Finder) inside the Applications folder (CMD+SHIFT+A).
     
  3. syntax.syntax thread starter macrumors member

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    i mean like gcc and java tools jdk?
     
  4. ScoobyMcDoo macrumors 65816

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    You can download them here.
     
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  6. syntax.syntax thread starter macrumors member

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    i thought there was a different way then pay 99.00 for make my own mac app.i type gcc in the term and ask me if i want to install the other command tools from apple is this the other way i could.But sound like i got to download from the app store?:)
     
  7. bradl macrumors 68040

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    You pretty much have three choices: Xcode from the App Store, rolling your own using MacPorts, or rolling your own from source. Xcode is the easiest, followed by MacPorts. Terminal is there already, and I believe Quartz provides X11 from mountain lion and newer.

    But those would be your options.

    BL.
     
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  9. Ritsuka macrumors 6502a

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    Xcode is free, the command line tools are free. What's your issue?
     
  10. syntax.syntax thread starter macrumors member

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    Will i was asking can i do it without Xcode?I thought that was not a prob..
     
  11. chrfr macrumors 603

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    You can make a free Apple Developer account and then download the command line tools using the link that was posted above: https://developer.apple.com/downloads/index.action?=command line tools
    You do not need to either pay $99 nor install Xcode.

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    Did you follow these steps to see if they work?
     
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  13. chrfr macrumors 603

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    Typing "gcc" into a terminal window will prompt you as shown in the link you found, and this works with 10.9.x.
     
  14. dyn macrumors 68030

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    No need for Xcode. Open Terminal and run the command:
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    xcode-select --install
    
    This will install the commandline tools (it is the official way of doing it; running one of the commands such as gcc will do something similar).

    However, some tools (such as Macports) like having the entire Xcode suite.
     

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