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I am new to Mac coming from Ubuntu Linux background. How do I find out what packages are available for Homebrew? With Ubuntu I could search packages.ubuntu.com for example, or Google since its using apt

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brew search lists all available formula (aka packages), requires you to install brew first of course.

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If you don't want to install Homebrew first (in order to see all the publicly available packages with brew search as patrix answered), you could browse the Library/Formula/ folder on GitHub to see which packages are available — and how they will be installed.

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If you want an browser friendly option, there is the online http://searchbrew.com/

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While this link may answer the question, it is better to include the essential parts of the answer here and provide the link for reference. Link-only answers can become invalid if the linked page changes. –  user10355 Jul 28 '14 at 16:26

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