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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.

What is Homebrew?

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

Quick Commands

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

$ brew cask install iterm2

Brew Commands

This section provides 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.

$ brew update                           # Fetch latest version of homebrew and formula.
$ brew tap caskroom/cask                # Tap the Caskroom/Cask repository from Github using HTTPS.
$ brew search iterm2                    # Searches all known Casks for a partial or exact match.
$ brew cask info iterm2                 # Displays information about the given Cask
$ brew cask install iterm2              # Install the given cask.
$ brew cleanup                          # Remove any older versions from the cellar.


Congratulations! You have successfully installed iTerms2 on macOS making use of Homebrew. Follow me on any of the different social media platforms and feel free to leave comments.