Armin Briegel’s post on updating the version of
bash on macOS to
bash 5.0 prompted me to create a repo for the scripts I use to keep
vim updated on my Mac’s. You can find them in this git repo.
Both update scripts require the macOS Command Line Tools installed.
Additionally, there are some basic details about usage in each file.
I also dislike
homebrew, so for other neat little binaries that I tend to use, I’ve found the rudix package git repo to be pretty handy (check the
Ports folder for macOS installer package files).
The tools I predominantly find myself using are:
traceroutein one neat binary
wget– because sometimes
curlis a pain
dos2unix– those damn
rsync– this version includes support for some of the macOS specific attributes and what not
bash-completion– because tab complete can always be better
Not all the rudix packages are compiled for the most recent version of macOS, but in some cases they’ll still work just fine.