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CouchDB and PHP Web Development Beginner's Guide by Tim Juravich

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Time for action — installing Homebrew

We are going to use Terminal to download Homebrew and install it onto our computer.

  1. Open Terminal.
  2. Type the following commands into Terminal, pressing Enter after each line:
    sudo mkdir -p /usr/local
    sudo chown -R $USER /usr/local
    curl -Lf http://github.com/mxcl/homebrew/tarball/master | tar xz -- strip 1 -C/usr/local
    
    
  3. Terminal will respond with a progress bar and show you how the installation process went. When the installation is complete, you will receive a success message, and you will have control of the Terminal again.

What just happened?

We added the directory /usr/local, which is where Homebrew will save all of its files. Then we made sure that the folder was owned by us (the current user). We then installed ...

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