clib(1)

Package manager for the C programming langage.

Install clib(1)

With homebrew, do:

brew install clib

With git, do:

git clone https://github.com/clibs/clib.git /tmp/clib
cd /tmp/clib
make install

What does clib(1) do?

Basically the lazy-man’s copy/paste promoting smaller C utilities, also serving as a nice way to discover these sort of libraries. From my experience C libraries are scattered all over the web and discovery is relatively poor. The footprint of these libraries is usually quite large and unfocused. The goal of clibs is to provide stand-alone “micro” C libraries for developers to quickly install without coupling to large frameworks.

You should use clib(1) to fetch these files for you and check them into your repository, the end-user and contributors should not require having clib(1) installed. This allows clib(1) to fit into any new or existing C workflow without friction.

The GitHub wiki listing of packages acts as the “registry” and populates both the Packages page and the results from clib-search(1).