You know new Skype even for Mac is written on Electron and working slow. But old native version is still working.

Unfortunately brew cu -a https://github.com/buo/homebrew-cask-upgrade updates it to new one. Is it possible to hold version of this package (disable update) like aptitude hold package in debian?

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    It's been almost 3-years now, so I am asking again. Is pinning (pin) available with casks in brew?
    – bento
    Oct 15, 2020 at 22:53

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The homebrew syntax would be "brew pin skype", unfortunately, there is no "pinning" in "brew cask" - so, no.

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    It is very sad.
    – ipeacocks
    Nov 15, 2017 at 21:57
  • True. sudo chmod ugo-w /Applications/Skype.app ;) Nov 15, 2017 at 22:31

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