How can I make Emacs24's mode-line to show like how its displayed in Mac version of Emacs?

Is there any package or script or config for this?

I mean like this image:

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Note: I know this has nothing with Mac but the brew install version in there is like this & I just to explain myself;

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    That's not the minibuffer, that's mode-line. You should try one of these packages: github.com/Malabarba/smart-mode-line github.com/milkypostman/powerline
    – caisah
    Commented Apr 1, 2016 at 20:28
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    May also be worth clarifying that that's not anything specific to a Mac build of Emacs, whichever one you're using; it's just a package that you can install on any Emacs new enough to support it. Commented Apr 1, 2016 at 20:30
  • @AaronMiller: Yes but default install of emacs on Mac (brew install emacs) gave me that and I didn't know how should I describe it; Thanks anyway
    – Ariyan
    Commented Apr 1, 2016 at 20:36
  • @caisah: Yes :) ; I'm new in emacs and I can't find any source for it's terminology; excuse me ; Thank you very much
    – Ariyan
    Commented Apr 1, 2016 at 20:37
  • I find it hard to believe that Emacs installed through brew comes with that kind of configuration. Are you sure these are not remnants of you playing around with starterkits?
    – wasamasa
    Commented Apr 2, 2016 at 6:42

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That particular mode line can be installed using power-line project and my horrid Lisp configuration code in my dot-files project on Github.

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