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Attention: [[generate_XDS.INP]] requires the [https://developer.apple.com/download/more/ Xcode command line tools] to be installed (free of charge). In my experience, you have to explicitly agree to the License terms when running a Command Line Tool (e.g. <code>strings</code>) for the first time.
 
Attention: [[generate_XDS.INP]] requires the [https://developer.apple.com/download/more/ Xcode command line tools] to be installed (free of charge). In my experience, you have to explicitly agree to the License terms when running a Command Line Tool (e.g. <code>strings</code>) for the first time.
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Become familiar with the concept and ways to run commands as "root" - google "mac osx become root". All the tasks that are run in a Terminal window require root privileges, since some of the programs and their links are written to /usr/local/bin. (As an alternative that does not require root, one may create a directory $HOME/bin and use that for the programs and links. That would also require modification of the $PATH, by a one-time <code>echo 'export PATH=$PATH:$HOME/bin' >> ~/.profile</code>)
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Become familiar with the concept and ways to run commands as "root" - google "mac osx become root". All the installation tasks that are run in a Terminal window require root privileges, since some of the programs and their links are written to /usr/local/bin. (As an alternative that does not require root for installation, one may create a directory $HOME/bin and use that for the programs and links. That would also require modification of the $PATH, by a one-time <code>echo 'export PATH=$PATH:$HOME/bin' >> ~/.profile</code>)
    
So, prepare the following steps by opening the Terminal window, and then
 
So, prepare the following steps by opening the Terminal window, and then
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