How to Update Brew on Mac

In order to update brew (homebrew) on your Mac, simply run the command brew update on the macOS Terminal.

brew update [options]
Fetch the newest version of Homebrew and all formulae from GitHub using git.


-q, --quiet

-v, --verbose

-d, --debug
% brew update
Updated 1 tap (homebrew/core).

If there is nothing to update, you will get Already up-to-date.

% brew update
Already up-to-date.
Update Brew on Mac

Try brew help update to know more!

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