OS X Names, Versions, and Latest Command Line Tools

Who knows what version number Lion is, and what the latest Command Line Tools for it is? (Not me.)

By Matthew Malinowski, 2014-01-28


Table of "plausible to see in the wild" OS X releases from Wikipedia, with the names of their latest Command Line Tools releases (basically for brew), and useful links.

To download from Apple, you need to be logged into a developer account. If you anticipate needing these tools on a machine where you'd prefer not to login to your developer account, you should probably download them before you get there and make them available in a place you can trust. (Alternatively, you can use the Google link to find & download untrusted dmgs from some random person's Dropbox...)

Version Codename Latest CLT
10.5 Leopard N/A
10.6 Snow Leopard N/A
10.7 Lion xcode462_cltools_10_76938260a.dmg
Download from Apple or Search on Google
(Current as of 2014-01-28)
10.8 Mountain Lion command_line_tools_os_x_mavericks_for_xcode__late_october_2013.dmg
Download from Apple or Search on Google
(Current as of 2014-01-28)
10.9 Mavericks command_line_tools_os_x_mavericks_for_xcode__late_october_2013.dmg
Download from Apple or Search on Google
(Current as of 2014-01-28)

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