Attention: This repository has been renamed from
homebrew-graph to adhere to the Homebrew naming conventions of tap repositories.
Please update your local clones or forks (for consistency only, GitHub makes sure everything still works for you):
git remote set-url origin https://github.com/martido/homebrew-graph
brew-graph is a Ruby script that creates a dependency graph of 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.
brew tap martido/homebrew-graph
Note: If you already have the brew-graph formula installed from the old tap repository, uninstall it first:
brew uninstall brew-graph brew untap martido/homebrew-brew-graph
brew graph --help.
brew graph [options] formula1 formula2 ... | --installed | --all Create a dependency graph of Homebrew formulae. Options: -h, --help Print this help message. -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 Default: false --highlight-outdated Highlight formulae that are outdated.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 --installed Create graph for installed Homebrew formulae --all Create graph for all Homebrew formulae Examples: brew graph --installed Create a dependency graph of installed formulae and print it in DOT format to stdout. brew graph -f graphml --installed Same as before, but output GraphML markup. brew graph graphviz python Create a dependency graph of 'graphviz' and 'python' and print it in DOT format to stdout. brew graph -f graphml -o deps.graphml graphviz python Same as before, but output GraphML markup to a file named 'deps.graphml'.
You can use Graphviz to visualize DOT graphs.
brew install graphviz brew graph --installed | dot -Tpng -ograph.png open graph.png
Of course, you can also use a different Graphviz layout, such as
fdp. Simply replace
brew graph --installed | fdp -Tpng -ograph.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.