Here’s a few tricks to help keep your Mac running on tip top condition and cleanup bloated or cached files.

The Homebrew ecosystem helps Mac users download apps and packages.

Homebrew – the missing package manager for Mac.

To install Homebrew, run the following script below.

/usr/bin/ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL"

Then you can run a formula to download and install packages and apps. Here’s the full list of formulas.

If you’ve run Homebrew for a while, you may eventually run into package discrepancies or issues. Brew doctor is there to help! Also, the brew cleanup -s command can help to cleanup any cached packages that are no longer necessary. This can help return several hundreds of MB!

brew upgrade
brew doctor
brew cleanup -s

Next, if your development Mac is running docker, you may have lingering images that can be discarded. To ‘prune’ the old images, you simply invoke the docker prune command.

docker system prune -a

WARNING! This will remove:
- all stopped containers
- all networks not used by at least one container
- all images without at least one container associated to them
- all build cache


Total reclaimed space: 33.58GB

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