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Making Qt visible from Mac OS X command line

  • Installed 5.6.1 on Mac OS X 10.11.5.

    Purpose is to be able to compile someone else's program, that lists Qt as a requirement.

    I can run Qt Creator by double-clicking in Finder on /Users/<myusername>/Qt/Qt Creator

    But, if I launch Terminal and enter:

    $ qmake

    I get an error message:

    -bash: qmake: command not found

    How should I make Qt visible from the command line?



  • Lifetime Qt Champion

    Hi and welcome to devnet,

    You can simply use the full path to qmake e.g. ~/Qt/5.6.1/clang_64/bin/qmake or you can edit your .profile file and add the path to the binaries folder to PATH there.

    I'd recommend number 1 so you always know which version of Qt you call, especially if you are using several builds of it.

    Hope it helps

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