Command Line Tools on MacOS Catalina

Install Command Line Tools on MacOS Catalina

MacOS Catalina

Apple just made available a major release of their MacOS codenamed MacOS Catalina (version 10.15). It is the sixteenth release of Apple’s Desktop Operating System for Macintosh computers. With MacOS Catalina we say goodbye to MacOS Mojave (version 10.14).

MacOS Catalina is the first of its kind to support only 64-bit applications and activation lock. Read more about all the new feature of MacOS Catalina from

If you are a developer or love to run commands on Mac then you know how important the command line tools on Mac is. Just like with all new versions of MacOS you have to install command line tools to run commands. The good news is the procedure has not changed much across the various versions of MacOS

Installing Command Line Tool

Open your terminal, enter the following command and press the return key

xcode-select --install

The command above should open a window for you which looks like the image below

Click on Install to proceed with the installation of command line developer tools. Yes you have to agree to the licence agreement to continue with the installation

Licence Agreement window
confirmation window that shows command line developer tools is being installed
Installation screen

Final step is to click on the done button

Now you can run your commands from the terminal on MacOS Catalina. Run some beautiful code.

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