A blog post is available to get the GNU command tools from Linux to compliment their use on Mac OS X. Two commands are provided in Solution 3 that enable gnu-sed to work properly. In Solution 4, it is mentioned that the default sed on Mac OS X is in a different location. Can you provide me with a list of commands where I should use the GNU command instead of the default, for instance, instead of [default command]? Moreover, what steps should I take to use all GNU commands without any trouble on my Mac?
Utilizing oh my zsh limits my ability to execute certain commands that were available to me in Ubuntu, like utilizing “s” in regular expressions. To address this, I installed home-brew and attempted to execute
brew install gnu-sed --default-names
, but it did not allow me to use
. The current state of my $PATH variable is not optimal, and I am unsure of how to rectify it.
Could you provide me with a list of GNU commands that I should use instead of the default on my Mac? I am also interested in learning how to use all the GNU commands without any difficulties. Additionally, could you show me an example of when I should use a GNU command instead of the default, such as
In a previous query, it was pointed out that when one uses Homebrew with
is installed and can be found as
In the absence of
, the installation will default to
Depending on the installation (
), the binary selected upon executing (
) relies on your specified
. In cases where your
matches the given description, GNU
should take priority over the macOS-native
If you have previously used the
command in the current shell session, it may be cached by the shell. To clear the cache, you can use
, or simply open a new terminal.
In cases where a system has a non-GNU native implementation of
, it is recommended to use
to avoid disrupting any scripts that rely on the behavior specific to the native
. This is why Homebrew on macOS defaults to
. Similarly, other BSD systems typically use the same naming convention for GNU
and its tools.