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Description

Homebrew-Cask extends Homebrew and brings its elegance, simplicity, and speed to the installation and management of GUI Mac applications such as Google Chrome and Adium.

We do this by providing a friendly Homebrew-style CLI workflow for the administration of Mac applications distributed as binaries.

It’s implemented as a homebrew external command called cask.

Code Quality Rank: L5
Programming language: Ruby
License: BSD 2-clause "Simplified" License
Latest version: v1.1.10

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README

Homebrew Cask

“To install, drag this icon…” no more!

Homebrew Cask extends Homebrew and brings its elegance, simplicity, and speed to the installation and management of GUI macOS applications such as Atom and Google Chrome.

We do this by providing a friendly CLI workflow for the administration of macOS applications distributed as binaries.

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Let’s try it!

To start using Homebrew Cask, you just need Homebrew installed.

Slower, now:

$ brew install alfred
==> Downloading https://cachefly.alfredapp.com/Alfred_4.2.1_1187.dmg
######################################################################## 100.0%
==> Verifying SHA-256 checksum for Cask 'alfred'.
==> Installing Cask alfred
==> Moving App 'Alfred 4.app' to '/Applications/Alfred 4.app'.
🍺  alfred was successfully installed!

And there we have it. An application installed with one quick command: no clicking, no dragging, no dropping.

Learn More

  • Find basic documentation on using Homebrew Cask in [USAGE.md](USAGE.md)
  • Want to contribute a Cask? Awesome! See [CONTRIBUTING.md](CONTRIBUTING.md)
  • More project-related details and discussion are available in the [documentation](doc)

Reporting bugs

[If you ignore this guide, your issue may be closed without review](doc/faq/closing_issues_without_review.md).

Before reporting a bug, run brew update-reset && brew update and try your command again. This is a fix-all that will reset the state of all your taps, ensuring the problem isn’t an outdated setup on your side.

If your issue persists, search for it before opening a new one. If you find an open issue and have any new information, add it in a comment. If you find a closed issue, try the solutions there.

If the issue is still not solved, see the guides for common problems:

  • [Examples of common errors and their solutions](doc/reporting_bugs/error_examples.md)
  • [curl error](doc/reporting_bugs/curl_error.md)
  • [Permission denied error](doc/reporting_bugs/permission_denied_error.md)
  • [Checksum does not match error](doc/reporting_bugs/checksum_does_not_match_error.md)
  • [source is not there error](doc/reporting_bugs/source_is_not_there_error.md)
  • [wrong number of arguments error](doc/reporting_bugs/wrong_number_of_arguments_error.md)
  • [App isn’t included in upgrade](doc/faq/app_not_upgrading.md)
  • [The app can’t be opened because it is from an unidentified developer](doc/faq/app_cant_be_opened.md)
  • My problem isn’t listed

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License

Code is under the [BSD 2 Clause (NetBSD) license](LICENSE)


*Note that all licence references and agreements mentioned in the Homebrew-cask README section above are relevant to that project's source code only.