MacOS – How to install GNU Parallel alongside Moreutils

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Homebrew has a formula for moreutils and GNU parallel.

GNU Parallel conflicts with Moreutils since it also has a binary called parallel, which is just less useful. However I'd still like to install both formulae at the same time. How can I do that?

Ideally, I'd install GNU Parallel as gparallel – akin to the naming of the Coreutils binaries – to avoid these conflicts, but I don't see a way to specify that in the formula itself, since prefix is just the Homebrew prefix.

def install                                                                                                                               
    system "./configure", "--prefix=#{prefix}"                                                                                              
    system "make install"                                                                                                                   
end

Any way to get the best of both worlds?

Best Answer

  • You have to install a third-party version of the formula:

    brew install slhck/moreutils/moreutils --without-parallel
    

    Then:

    brew install parallel
    
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