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Is there a way to get a list of all formulas (packages) I can install using homebrew for Mac OS X?

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From your Mac

If you just want the package names for all formulae:

brew search

The following command will list the info snippets for all existing Homebrew formulae:

brew info --all

You can also start a server to browse the formulae locally at http://localhost:4567:

brew server

Or browse the local Git repository—thanks to Mk12 for that:

ls $(brew --prefix)/Library/Formula

Online

Other than that, you can just browse the following website:

https://github.com/mxcl/homebrew/tree/master/Library/Formula

Or visit braumeister.org, as pointed out by Marco Peluso.

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Or for a third option, ls $(brew --prefix)/Library/Formula –  Mk12 Aug 19 '12 at 21:19
    
brew server is unsupported and will be removed soon. You should use braumeister.org instead. –  Michael Dorst Aug 17 at 8:02

Apart from the things slhck mentioned, there's an online package browser available at braumeister.org

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You can also have a look at the Homebrew formulas index website (which is my project). The aim of this website is to provide an easy way to search for a Homebrew formula.

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Thank you Arjan. –  ZedTuX Aug 9 at 19:13

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