You might have installed Homebrew in the past but now you are looking to update your Homebrew and its packages on your Mac? It's an easy process and can be done in just 2 steps.

Step 1: Brew update

First, open up your terminal and type in the following command: "brew update". This will update the homebrew and it should always be run before installing or updating any package with brew.

$ brew update
Updated 2 taps (homebrew/core and homebrew/cask).
==> New Formulae
aptos            bzip3            cdebug           flagd            grayskull        kwctl            openvino         plz-cli          prs              [email protected]         twm              xinit            xorg-server
aws-sam-cli      cascadia         ecoji            gokey            kubent           ocm              pari-nflistdata  podsync          quartz-wm        simdutf          video-compare    xmodmap          xrdb
==> New Casks
codux                    confectionery            forkgram-telegram        ideamaker                mmhmm-studio             oka-unarchiver           runcat-plugins-manager   superlist                threads
==> Outdated Formulae
ca-certificates                       icu4c                                 ncurses                               node                                  ruby                                  xz
==> Outdated Casks

You have 6 outdated formulae and 1 outdated cask installed.
You can upgrade them with brew upgrade
or list them with brew outdated.

Step 2: Brew upgrade

Next, type in the command "brew upgrade". This will upgrade all of your currently installed packages to the latest version.

$ brew upgrade

Upgrade individual package

If you only want to upgrade a specific package, you can type in the command "brew upgrade <package name>", replacing <package-name> with the name of the package you want to upgrade.

$ brew upgrade <package-name>

Once the update is complete, you can check that all packages are up-to-date by typing in the command "brew outdated". This will show you a list of any packages that are still not in the latest version.


And that's it! Your Homebrew installation is now fully updated and ready to go. If you have any issues or errors during the update process, you can check out the Homebrew documentation for further assistance.

Happy updating!


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