If you are looking to install PHP CodeSniffer (PHPCS) and PHP Mess Detector (PHPMD) on OSX Yosemite, there are a few things you need to do, but they are really simple.
First, make sure that you have Git installed, if not, head here and grab the latest package for Max OSX.
Next open up your terminal and run the following.
# Make a bin directory in your home folder, this will stop things being overwritten mkdir ~/bin cd ~/bin # Get the latest versions from git, make sure you have git installed git clone https://github.com/squizlabs/PHP_CodeSniffer.git phpcs git clone git://github.com/phpmd/phpmd.git # install composer into your bin folder curl -s http://getcomposer.org/installer | php # add composer, phpcs and phpmd to your path sudo ln -s ~/bin/phpcs/scripts/phpcs /usr/local/bin/phpcs sudo ln -s ~/bin/phpmd/src/bin/phpmd /usr/local/bin/phpmd sudo ln -s ~/bin/composer.phar /usr/local/bin/composer # configure phpmd cd ~/bin/phpmd composer install
There you have it, you have now installed PHPCS and PHPMD on OSX Yosemite.