I’ve been messing about with nitty gritty tech tasks for the last few weeks, both on my new web server and on my recently updated Mac mini. For one task, I needed to install the command-line tool
wget, which lets you access HTTP, HTTPS, and FTP URLs, on my mini, but I didn’t have the tools needed to compile it out of the box.
After flirting with installing Xcode just to access the command-line tools, I came across another option: Rudix. This repository of command-line tools come pre-compiled and packaged for OS X’s installer, so you can basically just download and install them as you would any native Mac application. There are a wide variety of packages available–including the
wget I was looking for–and chances are that Rudix might have what you’re looking for, too.