Strap is a script to bootstrap a minimal macOS development system. This does not assume you're doing Ruby/Rails/web development but installs the minimal set of software every macOS developer will want.

To Strap your system:
  1. which will prompt for access to your email, public and private repositories; you'll need to provide access to any organizations whose repositories you need to be able to git clone. This is used to add a GitHub access token to the script and is not otherwise used by this web application or stored anywhere.
  2. Download the script that's been customised for your GitHub user (or view the uncustomised version in your browser first).
  3. Run Strap in with bash ~/Downloads/
  4. If something failed, run Strap with more debugging output in with bash ~/Downloads/ --debug and try to debug it yourself.
  5. Delete the customised (it has a GitHub token in it) in with rm -f ~/Downloads/
  6. Install additional software with brew install.

If you like Strap, you'll love ☕️ Workbrew .

In 2023 I started a company, Workbrew, to provide the missing features and support for companies using Homebrew.
Workbrew is now available in private beta.
It provides MDM integration, fleet configuration and remote brew command execution.
All our customers get hands-on bespoke support from the longest-running Homebrew maintainer (me, Mike McQuaid!).
Please get in touch or book a demo.

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