Homebrew formulas information

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This formula provides Homebrew formulas description.

e.g. brew wget should output GNU Wget is a free software package for retrieving files using HTTP, HTTPS and FTP, the most widely-used Internet protocols. It is a non-interactive commandline tool, so it may easily be called from scripts, cron jobs, terminals without X-Windows support, etc.
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• posted 2 years and 4 months ago

I think someone previously attempted this but the problem we ran into was that there is no search endpoint for homebrew, just a JSON endpoint that lists all the packages. Is that still the case or does an API exist now that we can use to search remotely through the packages?

We can't simply use a JSON endpoint that lists out everything as the request size is way too big and very slow, so if there's an API we can use, then this should work perfectly!

Ultimately it should look/feel like the NPM or SublimeTextPackages IA
posted by Moollaza Staff2 years and 4 months ago Link
The website Homebrew formulas has a JSON API. I used it to build a Spice (just like the NPM one).
posted by SalGnt 2 years and 4 months ago Link