This is a quick reference cheat sheet to getting started with homebrew.
If not installed, instll Command Line Tools (CTL)
Install Homebrew :
/bin/bash -c "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/HEAD/install.sh)"
brew install git
|Install a package
brew uninstall git
|Uninstall a package
brew upgrade git
brew unlink git
brew link git
brew switch git 1.0.0
|Switch package version
brew list --versions git
|List the installed versions of package
Display the version of Homebrew.
Print Help Information
Print Help Info for a brew command
brew help <sub-command>
Check system for potential problems.
Fetch latest version of homebrew and formula
Show formulae with an updated version available
Upgrade all outdated and unpinned brews
Upgrade only the specified brew
brew upgrade <formula>
Prevent the specified formulae from being upgraded
brew pin <formula>
Allow the specified formulae to be upgraded.
brew unpin <formula>
List all the current tapped repositories (taps)
Tap a formula repository from Github using https for tap https://github.com/user/homebrew-repo
brew tap <user/repo>
Tap a formula repository from the specified URL
brew tap <user/repo> <URL>
Remove the given tap from the repository
brew untap <user/repo>
Tap the Cask repository from Github.
brew tap homebrew/cask
List all the installed casks .
brew cask list
Search all known casks based on the substring text.
brew search <text>
Install the given cask.
brew cask install <cask>
Reinstalls the given Cask
brew cask reinstall <cask>
Uninstall the given cask.
brew cask uninstall <cask>
List all the installed formulae.
Display all locally available formulae for brewing.
Perform a substring search of formulae names for brewing.
brew search <text>
Display information about the formula.
brew info <formula>
Install the formula.
brew install <formula>
Uninstall the formula.
brew uninstall <formula>
Remove older versions of installed formulae.
Remove older versions of specified formula.
brew cleanup <formula>
Display all formula that will be removed (dry run)
brew cleanup -n