Homebrew 依赖于Xcode Command Line Tools,所以需先执行:

xcode-select --install


/usr/bin/ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install)"


$ brew -v

Homebrew 1.6.1
Homebrew/homebrew-core (git revision 0aeb7; last commit 2018-04-12)



  • Brew 帮助信息

    $ brew help
    Example usage:
      brew search [TEXT|/REGEX/]
      brew info [FORMULA...]
      brew install FORMULA...
      brew update
      brew upgrade [FORMULA...]
      brew uninstall FORMULA...
      brew list [FORMULA...]
      brew config
      brew doctor
      brew install --verbose --debug FORMULA
      brew create [URL [--no-fetch]]
      brew edit [FORMULA...]
    Further help:
      brew commands
      brew help [COMMAND]
      man brew
  • 子命令帮助信息 brew help [COMMAND]brew [COMMAND] -h 用于查看具体某个子命令的帮助信息。


    $ brew install -h
    brew install [--debug] [--env=(std|super)] [--ignore-dependencies|--only-dependencies] [--cc=compiler] [--build-from-source|--force-bottle] [--include-test] [--devel|--HEAD] [--keep-tmp] [--build-bottle] [--force] [--verbose] formula [options ...]:
        Install formula.
        formula is usually the name of the formula to install, but it can be specified
        in several different ways. See [SPECIFYING FORMULAE](#specifying-formulae).
        If --debug (or -d) is passed and brewing fails, open an interactive debugging
        session with access to IRB or a shell inside the temporary build directory.
        If --env=std is passed, use the standard build environment instead of superenv.
        If --env=super is passed, use superenv even if the formula specifies the
        standard build environment.
        If --ignore-dependencies is passed, skip installing any dependencies of
        any kind. If they are not already present, the formula will probably fail
        to install.
        If --only-dependencies is passed, install the dependencies with specified
        options but do not install the specified formula.
        If --cc=compiler is passed, attempt to compile using compiler.
        compiler should be the name of the compiler's executable, for instance
        gcc-4.2 for Apple's GCC 4.2, or gcc-4.9 for a Homebrew-provided GCC
        If --build-from-source (or -s) is passed, compile the specified formula from
        source even if a bottle is provided. Dependencies will still be installed
        from bottles if they are available.
        If HOMEBREW_BUILD_FROM_SOURCE is set, regardless of whether --build-from-source was
        passed, then both formula and the dependencies installed as part of this process
        are built from source even if bottles are available.
        If --force-bottle is passed, install from a bottle if it exists for the
        current or newest version of macOS, even if it would not normally be used
        for installation.
        If --include-test is passed, install testing dependencies. These are only
        needed by formulae maintainers to run brew test.
        If --devel is passed, and formula defines it, install the development version.
        If --HEAD is passed, and formula defines it, install the HEAD version,
        aka master, trunk, unstable.
        If --keep-tmp is passed, the temporary files created during installation
        are not deleted.
        If --build-bottle is passed, prepare the formula for eventual bottling
        during installation.
        If --force (or -f) is passed, install without checking for previously
        installed keg-only or non-migrated versions
        If --verbose (or -v) is passed, print the verification and postinstall steps.
        Installation options specific to formula may be appended to the command,
        and can be listed with brew options formula.
    brew install --interactive [--git] formula:
        If --interactive (or -i) is passed, download and patch formula, then
        open a shell. This allows the user to run ./configure --help and
        otherwise determine how to turn the software package into a Homebrew
        If --git (or -g) is passed, Homebrew will create a Git repository, useful for
        creating patches to the software.
  • 搜索软件 brew search [TEXT|/REGEX/] 用于搜索软件,支持使用正则表达式进行复杂的搜索。


    $ brew search hugo
    ==> Searching local taps...
    hugo ✔
    ==> Searching taps on GitHub...
    ==> Searching blacklisted, migrated and deleted formulae...
  • 查看软件信息 brew info [FORMULA...] 用于查询软件的详细信息。


    $ brew info hugo
    hugo: stable 0.38.2 (bottled), HEAD
    Configurable static site generator
    /usr/local/Cellar/hugo/0.38.2 (32 files, 28.0MB) *
      Poured from bottle on 2018-04-19 at 10:11:29
    From: https://mirrors.tuna.tsinghua.edu.cn/git/homebrew/homebrew-core.git/Formula/hugo.rb
    ==> Dependencies
    Build: dep ✔, go ✔
    ==> Options
        Install HEAD version
    ==> Caveats
    Bash completion has been installed to:

    以上查询所得信息,包含了软件的最新可用版本,本机是否已安装,本机已安装的版本,安装的路径、大小、时间、Tap 源,所依赖的包,以及安装的可选项等详细信息。而这些信息可以帮助我们很方便快捷的了解如何对该软件进行相应的操作。

  • 安装软件包 brew install FORMULA... 用于安装一个或多个软件。


    $ brew install hugo

    安装软件命令执行之前,brew 一般会先检查更新 Homebrew 自身及 Tap 源。

  • 更新软件包 brew upgrade [FORMULA...] 用于更新一个或多个软件,不指定软件名则更新所有软件。

  • 卸载软件包 brew uninstall FORMULA... 用于卸载指定的一个或多个软件

    brew uninstall --force FORMULA... 彻底卸载指定软件,包括旧版本

  • 已安装的软件列表 brew list 用于查询本机已安装的软件列表

  • 服务管理 brew services 用于方便的管理 brew 安装的软件软件,类似于 Linux 下的 service 命令。

    查看brew services帮助信息:

    $ brew services
    brew services command:
        Integrates Homebrew formulae with macOS' launchctl manager.
        [sudo] brew services list
        List all running services for the current user (or root)
        [sudo] brew services run formula|--all
        Run the service formula without starting at login (or boot).
        [sudo] brew services start formula|--all
        Start the service formula immediately and register it to launch at login (or boot).
        [sudo] brew services stop formula|--all
        Stop the service formula immediately and unregister it from launching at login (or boot).
        [sudo] brew services restart formula|--all
        Stop (if necessary) and start the service immediately and register it to launch at login (or boot).
        [sudo] brew services cleanup
        Remove all unused services.
        If sudo is passed, operate on /Library/LaunchDaemons (started at boot).
        Otherwise, operate on ~/Library/LaunchAgents (started at login).


    $ brew services list
    Name      Status  User    Plist
    redis     stopped
    php56     started shocker /usr/local/opt/php56/homebrew.mxcl.php56.plist
    mongodb   started shocker /usr/local/opt/mongodb/homebrew.mxcl.mongodb.plist
    memcached stopped
    httpd     stopped
    nginx     started shocker /usr/local/opt/nginx/homebrew.mxcl.nginx.plist
    etcd      stopped
    mysql@5.6 started shocker /usr/local/opt/mysql@5.6/homebrew.mxcl.mysql@5.6.plist
  • 检查可更新的软件列表 brew outdated 可查询有更新版本的软件

    brew outdated
    wget (1.18) < 1.19.4_1
    redis (3.2.8) < 4.0.9
    brotli (1.0.3) < 1.0.4
    glib (2.56.0) < 2.56.1
    etcd (3.2.6) < 3.3.3
    tmux (2.3_2) < 2.6
    openssl@1.1 (1.1.0e) < 1.1.0h
    mysql@5.6 (5.6.34) < 5.6.39
    libzip (1.5.0) < 1.5.1
    bash-completion (1.3_1) < 1.3_3
  • 清理软件 brew cleanup -n 列出需要清理的内容 brew cleanup 清理所有的过时软件 brew cleanup [FORMULA] 清理指定软件的过时包

    $ brew cleanup
    Removing: /usr/local/Cellar/wget/1.18... (9 files, 1.6MB)
    Removing: /usr/local/Cellar/libxml2/2.9.4_2... (277 files, 9.8MB)
    Warning: Skipping redis: most recent version 4.0.9 not installed
    Warning: Skipping brotli: most recent version 1.0.4 not installed
    Removing: /usr/local/Cellar/icu4c/60.1... (249 files, 66.9MB)
    Removing: /usr/local/Cellar/icu4c/60.2... (249 files, 67MB)
    Warning: Skipping glib: most recent version 2.56.1 not installed
    Removing: /usr/local/Cellar/readline/7.0... (45 files, 2MB)
    Removing: /usr/local/Cellar/unixodbc/2.3.4... (39 files, 952.3KB)
    Removing: /Users/shocker/Library/Logs/Homebrew/go... (64B)
    Removing: /Users/shocker/Library/Logs/Homebrew/glide... (64B)
    ==> This operation has freed approximately 214.1MB of disk space.
  • 查看配置信息 brew config 用于查看 brew 所在环境及相关的配置情况

    $ brew config
    ORIGIN: https://github.com/Homebrew/brew.git
    HEAD: 5a2817cb023ca5e929fe030d423002992bdabf1b
    Last commit: 7 days ago
    Core tap ORIGIN: https://mirrors.tuna.tsinghua.edu.cn/git/homebrew/homebrew-core.git
    Core tap HEAD: 0aeb738f9f10ba3edd4edda9551fe11441bec458
    Core tap last commit: 11 days ago
    HOMEBREW_PREFIX: /usr/local
    HOMEBREW_BOTTLE_DOMAIN: https://mirrors.tuna.tsinghua.edu.cn/homebrew-bottles
    CPU: quad-core 64-bit haswell
    Homebrew Ruby: 2.3.3 => /usr/local/Homebrew/Library/Homebrew/vendor/portable-ruby/2.3.3/bin/ruby
    Clang: 9.1 build 902
    Git: 2.15.1 => /Library/Developer/CommandLineTools/usr/bin/git
    Curl: 7.54.0 => /usr/bin/curl
    Java: 9.0.4
    macOS: 10.13.4-x86_64
    Xcode: N/A
    XQuartz: N/A
  • 诊断问题 brew doctor 诊断当前 brew 存在哪些问题,并给出解决方案

  • 仓库管理 brew tap 已安装的仓库列表

    $ brew tap
    Updating Homebrew...

    brew tap [--full] user/repo [URL] 添加仓库

    brew untap tap 移除仓库