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Update all packages installed via homebrew

Terminal - Update all packages installed via homebrew
brew update && brew install `brew outdated`
2010-02-11 12:17:24
User: zeroathome
Functions: install
Update all packages installed via homebrew

More information about what homebrew is all about: http://github.com/mxcl/homebrew


There are 2 alternatives - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
brew update && brew upgrade `brew outdated`
2012-03-07 14:26:41
User: farazyashar

As of March 7, 2012:

brew update - downloads upgraded formulas brew upgrade [FORMULA...] - upgrades the specified formulas brew outdated - lists outdated installations

Note updating all packages may take an excruciatingly long time. You might consider a discriminating approach: run `brew outdated` and select specific packages needing an upgrade.

For more information see homebrew's git repository: https://github.com/mxcl/homebrew

brew update && brew upgrade

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What others think

I believe this command will re-install all packages, not just ones with updates.

This page recommends a better one: http://www.charlietanksley.net/philtex/update-on-homebrew/

brew update && brew install `brew outdated`
Comment by cscharenberg 249 weeks and 1 day ago

Yes, you're right, it tries to install all packages that are installed, but for packages that don't have an update you get something like

"Warning: Formula already installed: tmux"

"brew outdated" was added after I posted the command here (16 days to be precise :), but it is surely the way to go now.

Comment by zeroathome 249 weeks and 1 day ago
brew install `outdated` >> "Error: something already installed"

`brew upgrade` seems to be the proper way now (see alternative.)

Comment by cmdfool 199 weeks and 2 days ago

brew update && brew upgrade already does this now. `brew outdated` is no longer needed.

Comment by darinmorrison 142 weeks and 2 days ago

Your point of view

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