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Is it possible to build cask formula from source instead of installing the corresponding pre-built app-file?

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No.

Homebrew-cask is for binary distribution.
Downloading binary and place appropriately is all what Homebrew-cask does.

If you look in a cask (package installation script), you'll notice there's no url for source file (.tar.gz) but only for binary file (.dmg, .zip, etc.).

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  • @patrix Can the post notice be removed? – grg Dec 30 '16 at 11:54

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