unix

In a previous post I wrote about the Fink package manager. MacPorts is another popular tool for installing and managing open source software on Mac OS X. There are a number of overlaps with the two packages, however, they are not one in the same.

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There are times when the default unix tools installed on Mac OS X fall short. For instance, wget which is used to download files over the web using http, https, and ftp, is not available “out-of-the-box.”

Fink is one of several package managers available for Mac OS X that make it easy to download and install any number of software applications/tools.
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