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How to install TLDR on macOS using Homebrew

This post provides a step-by-step guide with a list of commands on how to install TLDR on macOS using Homebrew. TLDR is a simplified and community-driven man pages utility.

What is TLDR?

“The TLDR pages are a community effort to simplify the beloved man pages with practical examples.” ~

What is Homebrew?

Homebrew is a free and open-source software package management system that simplifies the installation of software on Apple’s macOS operating system. It is known as the missing package manager for macOS.

Quick Commands

The following is the single command required to install TLDR on macOS using Homebrew.

$ brew install tldr 

Brew Commands

This section provides a quick set of commands on how to install TLDR on macOS using Homebrew. It is assumed that Homebrew is already installed. If not, please follow this link.

$ brew update                 # Fetch latest version of homebrew and formula.
$ brew search tldr            # Searches all known formulae for a partial or exact match.
$ brew info tldr              # Displays information about the given formulae.
$ brew install tldr           # Install the given formulae.
$ brew cleanup                # Remove any older versions from the cellar.


Congratulations! You have successfully installed TLDR on macOS making use of Homebrew. Follow me on any of the different social media platforms and feel free to leave comments.