Today I Learned

A Hashrocket project

Homebrew is eating up your harddrive

If you’ve been using Homebrew on your Mac (if you have a Mac you really should) you may not be aware that every time you upgrade your brew formulas using brew update && brew upgrade Homebrew is leaving behind a copy of the old versions.

With package updates becoming available daily you may end up with gigabytes of space being wasted away on old package versions.

To see how much space the old versions are using run brew cleanup -n. When I ran that command I got:

==> This operation would free approximately 9.2G of disk space.

Holy cannoli! zomg

If you feel like reclaiming that diskspace just run the command again without the -n: brew cleanup.

Enjoy space! 🚀