Homebrew: an alternative package manager for Linux and macOS
Homebrew is a package manager for macOS and Linux that allows you to install packages missing or outdated on system repositories.
It has its own “repository”: developers create a ruby file with the necessary info to download and install their app (url, sha256 checksum, install commands). This way, you can install the most recent software and packages that are not yet in your operating system official repositories.
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Check https://brew.sh/ (you probably only need to copy and paste one command to install Homebrew). During installation process, you can choose to install Homebrew on your
$HOME folder or as root (it will create a folder inside
/home/). Once installed, follow the displayed steps to add Homebrew to your
Homebrew is very easy to use. Install a package with
brew install, update and upgrade with
brew update and
brew upgrade. Uninstall with
brew uninstall. For example:
brew install nushell
You can also search packages with
brew search. Run
brew help for more info.