Let's see if we can get the elegance, simplicity, and speed of Homebrew for the installation and management of GUI Mac applications such as Google Chrome and Adium.
Homebrew-cask provides a friendly homebrew-style CLI workflow for the administration of Mac applications distributed as binaries.
It's implemented as a
$ brew tap phinze/cask $ brew install brew-cask $ brew cask install google-chrome => Downloading https://dl.google.com/chrome/mac/stable/GGRO/googlechrome.dmg => Success! google-chrome installed to /opt/homebrew-cask/Caskroom/google-chrome/stable-channel => Linking Google Chrome.app to /Users/phinze/Applications/Google Chrome.app
And there we have it. Google Chrome installed with a few quick commands: no clicking, no dragging, no dropping.
open ~/Applications/"Google Chrome.app"
- Find basic documentation on using homebrew-cask in USAGE.md
- Want to contribute a Cask? Awesome! See CONTRIBUTING.md
- Want to hack on our code? Also awesome! See HACKING.md
- More project-related details and discussion are available in FAQ.md and CASK_LANGUAGE_REFERENCE.md
We're really rather friendly! Here are the best places to talk about the project:
- Start an issue on GitHub
- Join us on IRC, we're at
We still have bugs -- and we are busy fixing them! If you have a problem, don't be shy about reporting it on our GitHub issues page.
When reporting bugs, remember that homebrew-cask is an independent project from
Homebrew. Do your best to direct bug reports to the appropriate project. If
your command-line started with
brew cask, bring the bug to us first!
Before reporting a bug, make sure you have the latest versions of Homebrew, homebrew-cask, and all Taps by running the following command:
$ brew update && brew upgrade brew-cask && brew cleanup
Code is under the BSD 2 Clause (NetBSD) license