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Chapter 16. Command-Line Software Instal... > Installing Software at the Command L...

Installing Software at the Command Line

The majority of the Unix software you'll find that hasn't been specifically made for OS X is created by other users just like you. Because of the wide range of individuals involved, the possibilities for how it might be delivered and what you will need to do to install it are truly limitless. We'll do our best to give an overview of the techniques used, but you should pay attention to the author's instructions to see whether or where they differ from our suggestions. Also, don't be afraid to use your own common sense if you find something that doesn't have instructions and our samples don't appear to apply.

Regardless of the actual steps involved in the installation, there are some things to keep in mind if you want to keep your system in some semblance of order.


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