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macos – Upgrade all the casks installed via Homebrew Cask – Stack Overflow

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/03/23

I missed that this was merged to master a few months ago: [WayBack] macos – Upgrade all the casks installed via Homebrew Cask – Stack Overflow:

December 2017 Update

I thought it would never happen, but there is now finally an official upgrade mechanism for Homebrew Cask (see [WayBack] Issue 3396 for the implementation)! To use it, simply run this command:

brew cask upgrade

However this will not update casks that do not have versioning information (version :latest) or applications that have a built-in upgrade mechanism (auto_updates true). To reinstall these casks (and consequently upgrade them if upgrades are available), run the upgrade command with the --greedy flag like this:

brew cask upgrade --greedy

It means you do not need manual scripts any more. So you can do without this workaround: [WayBack] GitHub – buo/homebrew-cask-upgrade: A command line tool for upgrading every outdated app installed by Homebrew Cask.

More information at [WayBack] homebrew-cask/ at master · caskroom/homebrew-cask · GitHub: Updating/Upgrading Casks


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