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Im new to command line stuff and I was trying to install Homebrew in order to install gstreamer on my Mac. I was following instructions and got to the point where brew doctor gave me a list of errors about the things in /usr/local. After reading that OS X doesnt use that directory I rm -rf the directories in local. Since then brew doctor returns command not found and if I try to reinstall Brew the terminal just hangs.

$ /usr/bin/ruby -e "$(/usr/bin/curl -fksSL http://ow.ly/aAiPj"

IS there anyway to fix this?

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There is a missing closing parenthesis on your command.

The command should be:

ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.github.com/Homebrew/homebrew/go/install)"
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Ah! Thanks, that plus cleaning out /local and now Im ready to brew. Thanks. –  user297798 Feb 7 '14 at 3:26

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