Chromium for Mac install script

Chrome isn’t officially out for Mac yet, but in the mean time you can get Chromium — the open source version — to give it a try. It is not recommended to use Chromium for daily browsing at this stage! (although you can of course, but don’t transfer money with it okey?)

For me the problem is that it gets developed quite fast, so instead of downloading it every day I wrote this installer to make it easy to get the latest version:

curl http://build.chromium.org/buildbot/snapshots/chromium-rel-mac/$(curl http://build.chromium.org/buildbot/snapshots/chromium-rel-mac/LATEST)/chrome-mac.zip > chrome-mac.zip
unzip chrome-mac.zip
killall Chromium
rm -R /Applications/Chromium.app
cp -R chrome-mac/Chromium.app /Applications/Chromium.app
rm chrome-mac.zip
rm -R chrome-mac
open /Applications/Chromium.app

All you need to do is paste this in a file and run that file by dragging it into Terminal.app. You might just as well open Automator and add the ‘Run Shell Script’ action to it with this code, or make a crontab/initd to run it automatically.


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