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 strap.sh script and is not otherwise used by this web application or stored anywhere.
  2. Download the strap.sh script that's been customised for your GitHub user (or view the uncustomised version in your browser first).
  3. Run Strap in Terminal.app with bash ~/Downloads/strap.sh.
  4. If something failed, run Strap with more debugging output in Terminal.app with bash ~/Downloads/strap.sh --debug and try to debug it yourself.
  5. Delete the customised strap.sh (it has a GitHub token in it) in Terminal.app with rm -f ~/Downloads/strap.sh
  6. Install additional software with brew install.
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