"To install, drag this icon..." no more!
Let's see if we can get the elegance, simplicity, and speed of Homebrew for the installation and management GUI Mac applications like Google Chrome and Adium.
brew-cask provides a friendly homebrew-style CLI workflow for the
administration of Mac applications distributed as binaries.
It's implemented as a
Let's try it!
$ brew tap phinze/homebrew-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"