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Upgrading applications on macOS using homebrew

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Installing and upgrading applications on macOS using homebrew is really easy. I'm a big fan of homebrew and I mostly use it to install my applications and also upgrade all applications on my system.

In this article, you'll learn the command I use to upgrade my applications (system wide) using the brew tool.

First of all, you'll need to install brew on your system. Follow this official brew website to get the installation of brew up and running on your Mac.

Once that is done, your applications can now be upgraded but before running the command just yet, check your system to make sure there are no broken packages using:

brew doctor
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If the above command says your system is ready to brew, then run the below command to upgrade your system's applications:

brew upgrade
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It'll take a while for all applications to upgrade depending on how many applications you've used brew to install. Hope you learned something.

Enjoy ❤️

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