Mac Command-Line Essentials

1 min readDec 19, 2021


How to get your new Mac OS ready for programming and development:

  1. Install Homebrew



/bin/bash -c “$(curl -fsSL"

2. Install pip

Command: curl | python3

3. Install Python Flask

Command: pip3 install flask

4. Install Jupyter Notebook

Command: pip3 install jupyterlab

Or Classic Notebook

Command: pip3 install notebook

5. Install boto3 (AWS SDK for Python)

Command: pip3 install boto3

6. Install AWS Command Line Interface (CLI)


Use GUI Installer to download the .pkg file, and follow the screen instructions. To check if aws is installed correctly, try: aws help

Use Command: aws configure

To configure AWS account using your security credentials.

7. Install wget, youtube-dl and ffmeg

Command: brew install wget

brew install youtube-dl

brew install ffmpeg

8. Install open-cv (Computer Vision Library)

Command: pip3 install opencv-python

9. Install numpy, matplotlib, scikit-image

Command: pip3 install numpy

Command: pip3 install matplotlib

Command: pip3 install scikit-image




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