brew update && brew install `brew outdated`

Update all packages installed via homebrew

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

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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recommends a better one: http://www.charlietanksley.net/philtex/update-on-homebrew/ brew update && brew install `brew outdated`
cscharenberg · 369 weeks 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but for packages that don't have an update you get something like "Warning: Formula already installed: tmux" "brew outdated" was added after I posted the command here (16 days to be precise :), but it is surely the way to go now.
zeroathome · 369 weeks ago
brew install `outdated` >> "Error: something already installed" `brew upgrade` seems to be the proper way now (see alternative.)
cmdfool · 319 weeks and 1 day ago
brew update && brew upgrade already does this now. `brew outdated` is no longer needed.
darinmorrison · 262 weeks ago

What do you think?

Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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