Install Homebrew Mac Terminal


Every developer knows about the Homebrew package manager that makes it really easy to install, update applications, and utilities on a Mac. The installation of homebrew remains the same for the new macOS version BigSur, but we will explain how to it anyway in this article.


Note for ARM processors users

Install Homebrew On Mac Terminal

Homebrew is a free and open-source software which is used as package management system that simplifies the installation of software on Apple's macOS operati. Homebrew now provides native support for MacBooks with M1 Silicon, installing brew on macOS Big Sur is simple, just open terminal and run the below command.

  • To install mas from Homebrew, paste this into your Mac terminal: brew install mas. Midnight-commander: Use the terminal as if it were Finder. Last up on our list of Homebrew apps is midnight-commander. It’s one of the most powerful apps on this list, turning your terminal window into a Finder-like file explorer.
  • Brew update && brew install python3 && brew upgrade python3 brew link -overwrite python3 CLI version 1.x is installed If an out-of-date version was installed, it could be because of a stale homebrew cache.

If your Mac uses the Apple Silicon (M1 Chip), you will have a problem with the installation till the date of publication of this article. You can read in this another article how to solve the issue of Homebrew that doesn't run on the M1 chip.

If your processor has an Intel-based processor, then you can follow the tutorial without any inconvenience (which is short anyway).

Install Homebrew Mac Terminal Download

Installing Homebrew

Start by opening the Terminal and start the homebrew setup by simply downloading the installation script of homebrew with curl and then running it with bash. You can easily do this with a single command like this:


The installation script does a variety of stuff as setting the installation directory and so on. After running the command, the terminal will probably prompt for your password if it's required. Then, the installation will take a while and once it finishes, you can easily verify if it works running the following instruction:

The command should generate the following output:


Happy coding ❤️!

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