Failed to install command line tools on OSX Mavericks

I tried to install the command line tools on Mavericks following the steps in this very useful post

> xcode-select --install

but after a few short seconds I get the message

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    This seems wrong. Does anyone know how to solve this problem?

    Whenever I navigate to the page that @Nikos M. is suggesting

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    I get this message

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    I followed @Rich’s suggestion and I was able to download the package and install it which I wasn’t able to do before, but I’ve found that I still don’t have access to a lot of the commands that I should like arp or diskutil just to name two that I’ve encountered recently.

    7 Solutions Collect From Internet About “Failed to install command line tools on OSX Mavericks”

    Install them from here. You must be a registered developer.

    Other solution is: in xcode click Xcode>Open Developer Tool>More Developer Tools.

    I had this problem for months and finally found the solution.

    The problem was: I had installed it before and removed it manually.
    (I had problems with the bundled git. It was not the smartest move to do this.)

    What i didn’t remove were the files


    Delete them, run xcode-select --install -> no error anymore

    At least it worked for me. Hope it is helpful for somebody.

    The tools are still free, but xcode-select –install is no longer supported.

    To install the latest command-line developer tools from,

    1. Applications -> App Store -> Search -> XCode -> Install … install
      XCode if you don’t have it.
    2. Open XCode and close any pop-ups
    3. Go to the Xcode menu > Open Developer Tool > More Developer Tools… this opens the correct website.
    4. Find the newest version, download the dmg and install the package. The filename you’re looking for is similar to “Command Line Tools (OS X 10.9).pkg”

    I get that “Your Session has Expired” message when I try to download from within the Chrome browser. If I navigate to the site with Safari and sign in with my developer credentials then the Command Line Tools dmg downloads without a problem. I do not have a paid developer account either, btw.

    You can download your Command Line Tools from, but try it from Safari instead of Chrome.

    I tried it with Chrome for a few hours and apple would not recognize my id/password (it is the same as your AppleID). It required me to change my password after each third try, which was challenging because it would not let you use any password you’ve used in the last three years.

    Signing in via Safari gave me no problems.

    The file you are going to look for is Command Line Tools (OS X Mavericks) for Xcode – Late October

    If your terminal still says you need to install command line tools, it may be an issue with gcc-4.2. I was able to confirm that was the issue by following my terminal message after I ran “bundle install” on my rails app. If this is your issue, you will do the following follow Housen’s solution here. Best of luck

    I spent the day trying to solve this problem. I believe the error messages are just confused about installing Xcode. The real problem I had was a need to update gcc compiler. This happened to me because I skipped Mountain Lion, where that occurred. This blog post was very helpful.

    I solved it by open XCode UI, then adding my apple account
    Xcode -> Preference -> Add my APPLE ID account

    Then repeat the xcode-select –install