installing 'ack' and terminal help

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by joeminkie, Dec 10, 2008.

  1. joeminkie macrumors newbie

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    Jan 15, 2008
    #1
    hey everyone, i'm not totally sure this question fits here but i'm not sure where else to go at the moment. i'm trying to install ack: http://petdance.com/ack/ but the instructions on the site aren't working:

    Code:
    curl http://ack.googlecode.com/svn/tags/latest/ack-standalone > ~/bin/ack && chmod 0755 !$ 
    at work today i asked a linux guy for help to install it on my work machine, but i'm not totally sure how he did it and i can't recreate what he did at home now. i get the gist of what is supposed to be happening but no matter what directory i put as the target path it says either "No such file or directory" or "Permission denied." i've tried /bin, /usr/local/bin, /usr/bin, and created a directory /usr/local/ack but it still won't DL. i'm sure i'm missing something simple about terminal/unix but i've been trying to figure this out for hours (including last night) and google is no help. i appreciate any help, even if it's a pointer to material to read.
    thanks,
    joe
     
  2. yoavcs macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2004
    Location:
    Israel
    #2
    1. this isn't the right forum

    2. "permission denied" stems from the fact you are trying to install into /usr/local/bin w/o root permission.

    try adding "sudo" to the beginning of the "curl" line and entering your root password when prompted.
     

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