brew-graph is a Ruby script that creates a dependency graph of installed or all available Homebrew formulae. The currently supported output options are Dot and GraphML.
In general, if you'd like to know more about Untangling Your Homebrew Dependencies, check out the blog post by Jonathan Palardy.
You can install
brew-graph using the tap repository:
brew install martido/brew-graph/brew-graph
Alternatively, simply place
brew-graph.rb somewhere in your
If you installed using the above instructions, you can simply execute
brew graph -h to see options.
If within this repository directory, type
ruby brew-graph.rb -h to display the options.
Usage: brew-graph [-f] [-o] [--highlight-leaves] [--highlight-outdated] [--all] [--installed] formula -h, --help -f, --format FORMAT Specify FORMAT of graph (dot, graphml). Default: dot --highlight-leaves Highlight formulae that are not dependencies of another formula. Default: false --highlight-outdated Highlight formulae that are outdated. Default: false -o, --output FILE Write output to FILE instead of stdout --all Create graph for all Homebrew formulae --installed Create graph for installed Homebrew formulae
You can use Graphviz to visualize Dot graphs.
brew install graphviz brew graph --installed | dot -Tpng -ograph.png open graph.png
You can use the yEd graph editor to visualize GraphML markup. The created markup uses yFiles's extensions to GraphML and heavily relies on defaults to keep the output reasonably small. It contains no layout information because yEd already provides an exhaustive set of algorithms.