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Homebrew (2009) is a non Apple official free and open-source software package management system that allows the installation of software on Apple's macOS operating system using the command line terminal.

Basic Usage[edit]

To install software there are at least 3 commands: brew install, brew cask and brew tap:

Other commands:

Advanced Usage[edit]


Get latest version of brew and package information.

Get a list of not up to date packages:

  • brew outdated

Upgrade every installed package, see also https://github.com/DomT4/homebrew-autoupdate to autoupdate your software.

To autoupdate your brew software, you can use



See also[edit]

  • https://github.com/Homebrew/homebrew-cask
  • https://apple.stackexchange.com/questions/101090/list-of-all-packages-installed-using-homebrew
  • https://ss64.com/osx/lsbom.html
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