Keep homebrew up to date
Published on Apr 1, 2023
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I've been using homebrew for as long as I can remember using macOS. I recently learned about cleaning up old and outdated files using the
brew cleanup command.
Sometimes, I periodically upgrade packages that are installed using brew. Thus, I thought, why not add an alias such as below in my
alias hbc="brew update && brew upgrade && brew cleanup"
This helps me to update and upgrade outdated packages, and clean up old files. Now, whenever I have to run all three tasks, I simply run
hbc in the terminal.
Upgrading outdated packages periodically saves me from a situation when installing a new package, homebrew will upgrade all outdated packages first.
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I'm a software developer and a technical writer. On this blog, I write about my learnings in software development and technical writing.
Currently, working at Expo. Previously, I've worked as a Developer Advocate at Draftbit, and Senior Content Developer at Vercel.