In software development, you often manage all your dependencies through a package manager like NPM or NuGet. When it comes to software on our operating systems, we often break with this concept and install software from all various places like App Stores, Websites and more. Homebrew Bundle takes back control.
If you regularly install software on your Mac or Linux machine, that does not come via the official App Stores, you might be familiar with Homebrew, a package manager for operating systems. With the Homebrew Bundle extension, we can even define a list of all installed software in a
Generate a Brewfile
A good starting point is to dump all currently via Homebrew installed software into a new
brew bundle dump
Install all packages from a Brewfile
Homebrew Bundle works like every other package manager, so you can call
brew bundle from the command line and all the listed applications get installed.
As you can see in the
Brewfile example above, you can define a mix of application sources:
brewfor regular Homebrew command-line apps
caskfor desktop applications
masfor Apple App Store applications
It's especially cool that you can now use that
Brewfile to setup a completely new machine with just a single command. Just make sure to backup your
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