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Development Tools Console Foundations Installing Software Introduction to Package Managers


How do the commands differ when managing packages using Homebrew on Mac OSX?

2 Answers

Very similar, and super easy.

For example:

brew install (package)

brew list (see list of packages (called formulae) installed via homebrew>

brew upgrade (package>

brew update <update homebrew itself, should be done fairly regularly; see list of all updated packages (called formulae) in the homebrew system, not just locally)

brew uninstall (package>

See also (via command line): brew help