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07 April 2018 / by André Maré

How to Install iTerm2 on macOS using Homebrew

This post provides a step-by-step guide with a list of commands on how to install iTerm2 on macOS using Homebrew.

What is iTerm2?

iTerm2 is a replacement for Terminal and the successor to iTerm that works on Macs with macOS 10.10 or newer. iTerm2 contains a number of features you will find extremely useful as a developer or power user of macOS.

Quick Commands

The following is the single command required to install iTerm2 on macOS using Homebrew.

$ brew cask install iterm2


What is Homebrew?

Homebrew is a free and open-source software package management system that simplifies the installation of software on Apple’s macOS operating system. It is known as the missing package manager for macOS.

Brew Commands

This sections provide a quick set of commands on how to install iTerm2 on macOS using Homebrew. It is assumed that Homebrew is already installed. If not, please follow this link.

Tips & Cheatsheet

The Brew Cheatsheet commands can be downloaded from the link below. The PDF document contains a list of the brew commands that are frequently used. This cheatsheet document is not intended as a complete documented list of all commands and for that you should rather visit the official brew documentation page.

MarkDown Cheatsheet

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