Managing Homebrew Services
August 5th, 2016
Warning: This post is 7 years old. Some of this information may be out of date.
If you're using a Mac for developmement you probably use Homebrew to install software dependencies for your web applications (and if you're not, you should). Homebrew is easy to use and makes installing services such as MySQL, Elasticsearch, and Beanstalkd a breeze. Managing Homebrew services is also a cinch. Here's how.
You can get a list of all installed services and their current status by running
brew services list:
Starting, Stopping, and Reloading Services
To start a service you would use
brew services start <servicename>. For example, to start Elasticsearch you would enter
brew services start elasticsearch:
To stop a service you would use the
brew services stop elasticsearch
Restarting a service is similar, use the
brew services restart elasticsearch
Cleaning up services
Homebrew also provides a command to help cleanup any unused services:
brew services cleanup
When I ran this on my machine it told me that Beanstalkd was a stale service and it removed the plist for that service.
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