Can I uninstall something I installed via homebrew using homebrew?

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You want to do:

brew uninstall program_name_here
  • I want to install something I installed using homebrew, not homebrew itself.
    – user27449
    Apr 20, 2011 at 1:46
  • Changed answer per your comment.
    – Mike Lewis
    Apr 20, 2011 at 1:57
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    @user27449: If this worked, mark it as accepted using the check mark button next to the answer.
    – Wuffers
    May 23, 2011 at 22:51
brew remove package_name_here

brew cleanup

brew uninstall --force package_name

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