OS X is built upon a UNIX foundation, which grants you access to the benefits that UNIX offers, including the standard toolkit (make, gcc, clang, git, perl, svn, size, strings, id, and a lot more) via the command line developer tools, which are an essential if you’re a developer. Aside from developers, the command line tools can offer benefits to normal users as well, like the ability to purge RAM for better performance.

The command line developer tools are automatically installed if you install Xcode. However, Xcode takes up quite a bit of disk space (over 4 GB), and furthermore, it’s kind… more


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