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Is it possible to and how do I get a list of all the apps installed on my Mac using Homebrew? I am not interested in apps installed outside of Homebrew.

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brew list

Running brew list will show a list of all your installed Homebrew packages.

brew list

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If you had this list in a txt file. How would you go about installing all of them? brew install < list.txt doesn't seem to work. –  Jonathan Nov 4 at 14:19
    
@Jonathan cat list.txt | xargs brew install Feel free to ask a separate question for more details or clarification. –  grgarside Nov 4 at 19:33

You may use brew list | grep 'package-name' or if are looking for specific package.
brew list 'package-name' also works and provides additional information.

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brew leaves shows you all top-level packages. That is packages that are not dependencies. This should be the most interesting if you are using the list to re-install packages.

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