Automate your Mac setup.
Install your favourite tools and apps on your new Mac with a single command
Join a new team and automatically install the things you need
brew install rouanw/brewpack/brewpack
You’ll need to have Homebrew installed.
# create a packages.yml file # if you already use homebrew, brewpack will include your installed formulae brewpack init # install something new brewpack install --save git brewpack install --save --cask google-chrome # joined a new team? get the stuff you need brewpack install --repo example-company/funteam # got a new Mac? get all your stuff back. brewpack install
It’s recommended that you keep your
packages.yml file somewhere other than just your Mac. Push it to GitHub or sync it with something like Dropbox. Take a look at my
packages.yml for an example.
Brewpack is still new and I need your feedback to shape it. Open an issue and let me know.
Pull requests are very welcome. If you’re unsure about the functionality you’d like to add, open an issue first so we can talk about it.
brewpack needs a
packages.yml in the directory it’s run from. Use it to specify what you’d like installed:
--- packages: - git - mongodb casks: - atom - docker - google-chrome
brewpack install <package>
Instead of directly using homebrew to install what you need, proxy the call through brewpack so it gets saved to your
Install a core homebrew package and save it to your
brewpack install --save git
Install a cask (usually an app) from hombrew-cask and save it to your
brewpack install --cask --save google-chrome
brewpack install --repo <github-repo>
Install a formulae from a
packages.yml hosted on GitHub:
brewpack install --repo rouanw/my-packages
rouanw is the GitHub user and
my-packages is the name of the repo. It needs to have a
packages.yml at its root.
If you regularly push your personal packages repo to GitHub, this is an easy way to get yourself set up on a new Mac.
This can also be really handy for sharing a team setup. Imagine you join the Platform team at FunCorp:
brewpack install --repo funcorp/platform
brewpack init to create a new
packages.yml file in your current directory. If you’ve already been using Homebrew, it will include the formulae you already have installed.