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How to install Nexus on macOS using Homebrew

This post provides a step-by-step guide with a list of commands on how to install Nexus on macOS using Homebrew. Nexus is a repository manager that manages components, build artifacts, and release candidates in one central location.

What is Nexus?

Nexus is a repository manager that manages components, build artifacts, and release candidates in one central location. It modernize software development with intelligent staging and release functionality. Nexus manages components from dev through delivery: binaries, containers, assemblies, and finished goods. It is integrated with popular tools like Eclipse, IntelliJ, Hudson, Jenkins, Puppet, Chef, Docker, and more.

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.

Quick Commands

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

$ brew install nexus 

Brew Commands

This section provide a quick set of commands on how to install Nexus 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 search nexus       # Searches all known formulae for a partial or exact match.
$ brew info nexus         # Displays information about the given formulae.
$ brew install nexus      # Install the given formulae.
$ brew cleanup            # Remove any older versions from the cellar.

Summary

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