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How to Install glob in Python on MacOS?

  • Last Updated : 17 Sep, 2021

In this article, we will learn how to install glob in Python on MacOS.

Glob is a general term used to define techniques to match specified patterns according to rules related to Unix shell. Linux and Unix systems and shells also support glob and also provide function glob() in system libraries.

Installation:

Method 1: Using pip to install glob

Follow the below steps to install glob package on macOS using pip:

Step 1: Install latest Python3 in MacOS

Step 2: Check if pip3 and python3 are correctly installed.



python3 --version
pip3 --version

checking python and pip version in macos

Step 3: Upgrade your pip to avoid errors during installation.

pip3 install --upgrade pip

upgrading pip in macos

Step 4: Enter the following command to install glob2 using pip3.

pip3 install glob2

installing glob on macOS using pip

Method 2: Using setup.py to manually install glob

Follow the below steps to install pyusb package on macOS using the setpu.py file:

Step 1: Download the latest source package of glob2 for python3 from here.

curl https://files.pythonhosted.org/packages/d7/a5/bbbc3b74a94fbdbd7915e7ad030f16539bfdc1362f7e9003b594f0537950/glob2-0.7.tar.gz > glob.tar.gz

downloading the source package for glob in macos



Step 2: Extract the downloaded package using the following command.

tar -xzvf glob.tar.gz

extracting the glob.tar file in macos

Step 3: Go inside the folder and Enter the following command to install the package.

cd glob2-0.7
python3 setup.py install

installing glob on macOS using the setup.py file

Verifying glob installation on macOS:

Make the following import in your python terminal to verify if the installation has been done properly:

import glob2

Verifying glob installation on macOS

If there is any error while importing the module then is not installed properly.

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