Mac OS

How to Check if homebrew is installed on macOS

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The which command prints the most precedent application on the PATH whereas where prints all matching applications on the path. The macOS Terminal equivalent of the Windows Command Prompt command where is which.

Below are some steps to determine if Homebrew is installed on your macOS. The standard way of figuring out if Homebrew is installed is by using the “which” command

which brew

An alternative method to determining if brew is installed is to use the command below. This “command -v brew” will output nothing if Homebrew is not installed

command -v brew

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