Jekyll on OSX

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While Jekyll and its dependencies can be easily installed in Linux, Mac OSX and Windows need some more work to get a local Jekyll running.

Prerequisites

  • Mac OSX Yosemite or higher
  • Xcode: Available from the Mac App Store

Xcode

Xcode is needed for Jekyll to run on OSX. Just install Xcode from the Mac App Store and start it once (agree to the terms and conditions). Once that is done, just take sure everything is installed by opening the Terminal (open Spotlight and type terminal) and enter

$ xcode-select --install

Install Jekyll

After installing Xcode you have all needed dependencies for running Jekyll. Just open up the Terminal (open Spotlight and type terminal) and enter

$ sudo gem install jekyll

This will install Jekyll and all of its Ruby dependencies.

After that you can use Jekyll locally on your OSX system.

Manuel Laggner

Manuel Laggner

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