I installed XQuartz in OS X El Captain using the following command:

brew install Caskroom/cask/xquartz

After completion, brew list does not show XQuartz. Am I doing something wrong here?

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    Isn't the program installed as XQuartz? Spotlight should find it but maybe that's not what you are trying to do? Also, brew cask list should list the casks you've tapped so maybe its just that?
    – bmike
    Commented Jan 21, 2016 at 19:42
  • oh! ok. brew cask list shows xquartz but not brew list!
    – ManiAm
    Commented Jan 25, 2016 at 22:22

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No - you shouldn't expect to see a cask when you type brew list - instead use brew cask list to check for XQuartz and other cask-only installs.

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