brew-cask-upgrade is a command-line tool for upgrading every outdated app
installed by Homebrew Cask.
Homebrew Cask extends Homebrew and brings its elegance, simplicity, and speed to the installation and management of GUI macOS applications and large binaries alike.
brew-cask-upgrade is an external command to replace the native
upgrade by offering interactivity, an improved interface, and higher granularity of what to upgrade.
brew tap buo/cask-upgrade
Upgrade outdated apps:
Upgrade a specific app:
brew cu [CASK]
While running the
brew cu command without any other further options, the script automatically runs
brew update to get
latest versions of all the installed casks (this can be disabled, see options below).
Apps with auto-update
If the app has the auto update functionality (they ask you themselves, if you want to upgrade them), they are not
upgraded while running
brew cu. If you want to upgrade them, pass
--all option to include also those kind of apps.
Please note, that if you update the apps using their auto-update functionality, that change will not reflect in the
brew cu script! Tracked version gets only updated, when the app is upgraded through
brew cu --all.
Usage: brew cu [CASK] [options] -a, --all Include apps that auto-update in the upgrade. --cleanup Cleans up cached downloads and tracker symlinks after updating. -f --force Include apps that are marked as latest (i.e. force-reinstall them). --no-brew-update Prevent auto-update of Homebrew, taps, and formulae before checking outdated apps. -y, --yes Update all outdated apps; answer yes to updating packages. -q, --quiet Do not show information about installed apps or current options. --no-quarantine Pass --no-quarantine option to `brew cask install`. --pinned Print all pinned apps --pin CASK Pin the current app version --unpin CASK Unpin the current app version
Display usage instructions:
brew help cu
Pinned apps will not be updated by
brew cu until they are unpinned.
NB: version pinning in
brew cu will not prevent
brew cask upgrade from updating pinned apps.