For personal reference:
a) Create your own homebrew tap
Create a new GitHub public repository with a prefix
homebrew-tap. This will house all the apps that you want to distribute via your tap. Users will install your apps using the following commands:
toolname part will correspond to the filename inside your repository tap. If your repository has an entry with a filename of
toolx.rb, it can be installed using the following commands:
Here’s an example of a formula for a golang app:
You can check out https://github.com/flowerinthenight/homebrew-tap for reference.
url part is the path of the source
tar.gz of your source files. You can create this by using tagged releases in GitHub.
You can generate the
sha256 part by running the
shasum (OSX) or
sha256sum (Linux) tool against your
b) Updating your formula
If you have a new version of your tool, first, create a new tag or release. Download the new
tar.gz file of the new release, run the
sha256sum/shasum tool against it, and update the
.rb file in your tap repository.
Finally, update the
sha256 part of your
.rb file. Users will now be able to update their copies:
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