Using brew cask search


Happy Sunday! I’ve switched to pkgsrc on most of my Macs, but I still need Homebrew on one machine. The one advantage of Homebrew is you can use Cask to install graphical applications.

The thing to remember is, unlike pkg or apt-get, you must specify the cask command for these applications:

$ brew install keepassxc
==> Error: No available formula with the name "keepassxc" 
==> Found a cask named "keepassxc" instead. Try
==>    brew cask install keepassxc

Except for search, which they deprecated and removed:

$ brew cask search See also "man brew-cask"
==> Error: Unknown Cask command: search

I understand the technical reasons why, but it’s not great for usability.

Author bio and support


Ruben Schade is a technical writer and infrastructure architect in Sydney, Australia who refers to himself in the third person. Hi!

The site is powered by Hugo, FreeBSD, and OpenZFS on OrionVM, everyone’s favourite bespoke cloud infrastructure provider.

If you found this post helpful or entertaining, you can shout me a coffee or send a comment. Thanks ☺️.