This post provides a step-by-step guide with a list of commands on how to install Google Chrome on macOS using Homebrew.
What is Google Chrome?
“Google Chrome is a freeware web browser developed by Google. It was first released in September 2008, for Microsoft Windows, and was later ported to Linux, macOS, iOS and Android. Google Chrome is also the main component of Chrome OS, where it serves as a platform for running web apps.” ~ Wikipedia
What is Homebrew?
Homebrew is a free and open-source software package management system that simplifies the installation of software on Apple’s macOS operating system. It is known as the missing package manager for macOS.
The following is the single command required to install Google Chrome on macOS using Homebrew.
$ brew install --cask google-chrome
This section provides a quick set of commands on how to install Google Chrome on macOS using Homebrew. It is assumed that Homebrew is already installed. If not, please follow this link.
$ brew update # Fetch latest version of homebrew and formula. $ brew tap homebrew/cask # Tap the Homebrew/Cask repository from Github using HTTPS. $ brew search google-chrome # Searches all known Casks for a partial or exact match. $ brew info --cask google-chrome # Displays information about the given Cask $ brew install --cask google-chrome # Install the given cask. $ brew cleanup # Remove any older versions from the cellar.
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Google Chrome on macOS making use of Homebrew. Follow me on any of the different social media platforms and feel free to leave comments.