Posted in Information Technology, Package Manager

Homebrew cheatsheet


Homebrew is a free and open-source software package management system that simplifies software installation on macOS operating system. In short we call it software package manager for macOS


Basic Commands

brew install git Install a package
brew upgrade git Upgrade a package
brew unlink git Unlink
brew link git Link
brew switch git 2.5.0 Change versions
brew list --versions git See what versions you have

More package commands

brew info git List versions, caveats, etc
brew cleanup git Remove old versions
brew edit git Edit this formula
brew cat git Print this formula
brew home git Open homepage

Global commands

brew update Update brew and cask
brew list List installed
brew outdated What’s due for upgrades?