Running barf on MacOS


The barf project was built on Linux and was catered towards Linux users. The core of the project will remain focused on Linux/GNU tools, but that doesn't mean MacOS needs to be left out in the cold.

There are some very minor changes you'll need to make to your default sed and date paths if you plan to run barf on MacOS.

Download Packages

This walkthrough assumes that you already have homebrew installed on your machine.

You will need to install the GNU versions of both date and sed in order to avoid breaking things when barf tries to build.

brew install coreutils
brew install gnu-sed

Setting gsed and gdate as Default

Now run the following in a terminal shell:

sudo ln -fs /opt/homebrew/bin/gsed /usr/local/bin/sed
sudo ln -fs /opt/homebrew/bin/gdate /usr/local/bin/date

and add the following to your .bash_profile file:

export PATH="/usr/local/bin:$PATH"

Reload your bash instance and everything should work as intended!