Mas Updates and Installs Mac App Store Apps From the Command Line
Mac: In order to manually
In order to install Mas, you'll first need to
, then type in
brew install mas
to install it. Once that's done, you have a few simple commands to wrangle in all your Mac App Store updates:
mas listgives you a list of all the apps installed.
mas outdatedshows all apps with pending
mas upgradeupdates all the apps.
mas search app namesearches for an app in the App Store. You'll want to make a note of the application identifier number if you want to install it.
mas install application numberinstalls that app.
It's a little harder to imagine using the Mas to actually shop for apps, but if you know what you're looking for or just want to update your apps, it works great.
This will not handle the
to get a list of those and
sudo softwareupdate -iva
to update them.