Install the Vale CLI (Mac)

12. May 2020
Time1 min read

To install Vale on your computer, you'll need to use a package manager. Package managers allow you to install and update packages and libraries.

The best package manager for macOS is Homebrew. If you've already installed Homebrew, skip to step two. Otherwise, continue reading the instructions below.

Step one: Install Homebrew

  1. To install Homebrew, enter this command into the terminal (feel free to copy and paste): /bin/bash -c "$(curl -fsSL"
  2. To verify that you installed Homebrew, run the command brew help. If the installation was successful, the command prints the help documentation to the terminal.

Step two: Install Vale

  1. From the terminal, run the command brew install vale. You'll see some output in the terminal as Homebrew installs Vale.
  2. Verify that the vale command is now available by running vale -v in the terminal. If the installation was successful, the command reports the latest, stable version of Vale.

That's all you need to do to install the Vale CLI on your Mac! Next, you'll learn how to configure and customize Vale for your documentation needs.