Homebrew is a package manager for Mac OS. You can find more details in http://brew.sh . You can install and uninstall software that you need easily from Command Line Interface. You can read http://kenanhancer.com/2016/10/27/chocolatey-package-manager-for-windows/ for Windows package manager. I think this explanation is enough. Let’s see how to use brew.
There are more than 3500 packages in Homebrew.
Installing Homebrew, in a Terminal window, copy-paste the following command, and press Enter
Checking Homebrew system
Check your system for potential problems with following command.
If you want to ensure the newest version of Homebrew, run the following command in a Terminal window.
Let’s say that you need to use a no sql database (Redis or Mongo, etc.)
brew install redis
brew install mongodb
brew install node
If you want to uninstall a package, there are 3 different usages.
If –force is passed, and there are multiple versions of formula installed, delete all installed versions.
brew uninstall, rm, remove [–force]
brew rm redis
brew remove node
brew uninstall redis
brew uninstall node
If you want to reinstall a package again, run the following command in a Terminal window.
brew reinstall redis
brew reinstall mongodb
brew reinstall node
If you want to list all packages installed, then run the following command.
brew list, ls [–full-name]
brew search (–debian|–fedora|–fink|–macports|–opensuse|–ubuntu) text
Search for text in the given package manager’s list.
Open Homebrew’s own homepage in a browser.
If you want to open a package’s homepage in a browser, then use following command.
brew home node
Display information about package.
brew info node
Detailed Information brew CLI