How to install Flutter on MacOs

How to install Flutter on MacOs

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1. Download from GitHub

Run following command and clone flutter GitHub to your system

git clone https://github.com/flutter/flutter.git -b stable

2. Add flutter to your Path

2.1. Make sure where you cloned flutter (get path)

2.2. Open (or create) $HOME/.bash_profile. You can do that by using terminal text editor by going in terminal and typing nano ~/.bash_profile

2.3. If you are using a different shell, the file path and filename will be different on your machine for instance Z shell by default, so edit file nano ~/.zshrc

2.4. Add the following line and change [PATH_TO_FLUTTER_GIT_DIRECTORY] to be the path where you cloned Flutter’s Git repository is:

 export PATH=[PATH_TO_FLUTTER_GIT_DIRECTORY]/flutter/bin:$PATH

For example

export PATH=~/Documents/flutter/bin:$PATH

2.5. Press Ctrl + X and when it asks you to save the file, choose Yes

2.6. Run source $HOME/.bash_profile to refresh the current window or restart the terminal

2.7. Verify that the flutter/bin directory is now in your PATH by running:

echo $PATH

2.8. For ZSH

2.8.1. Open Terminal

2.8.2. Run: nano ~/.zshrc

2.8.3. Add following code

export PATH=[PATH_TO_FLUTTER_GIT_DIRECTORY]/flutter/bin:$PATH

2.8.4. Run following command

source ~/.zshrc

2.8.5. Restart terminal

2.8.6. Run 

flutter doctor -v

3. Install flutter

Run flutter in command line and wait for flutter to be installed.

4. Flutter Doctor

Run flutter doctor command and make sure everything is ready for you to start development.

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