How to install developer tools on Mac without Xcode

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I’ve mentioned it multiple times in previous posts, but I feel like writing this post so I can just link to it when needed.

What are developer tools? Developer tools are a collection of commands (more than 50) that are commonly used by developers, such as git, svn, perl and other similar commands.

To install them, run:

xcode-select --install  
xcode-select: note: install requested for command line tools

A new window should appear. Click on the Install button and wait for it to finish installing.

Now, when you run that command again, you’ll get this:

xcode-select --install
xcode-select: error: command line tools are already installed, use "Software Update" to install updates

That means they were successfully installed.

That’s really it! If you were following a guide, click here to go back.

Tell me what you think in the comments, and as always, stay safe!

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