Homebrew has released version 3.0 of its command-line package manager, previously recommended by Josh Centers in several TidBITS articles (including “Downloading YouTube Videos in macOS,” 18 July 2019). The update now officially supports installations in
/opt/homebrew on M1-based Macs, automatically generates command usage text, adds the new
HOMEBREW_BOOTSNAP environment variable to allow use of the Bootsnap gem to speed up repeated
brew calls (but not on M1-based Macs), adds the new
brew completions command to opt-in to completions provided by third-party taps, and fixes a bug where
brew update could be run every time. (Free, release notes, macOS 10.14+)
Now 3.01, so that much safer, one assumes.
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