If you’re a Mac user, chances are you might be using Homebrew to install packages that Apple didn’t provide. While it’s a great platform, it tends to keep older copies of the package you’ve installed when you run brew update && brew upgrade which does take up unnecessary space.

To see how much space the older versions of the packages are using, run brew cleanup -n which lists how much space you’ll recover. When I ran it on my Mac, this is what I got

==> This operation would free approximately 1.6GB of disk space.

To actually recover the space, just run brew cleanup and this is what I got

==> This operation has freed approximately 1.6GB of disk space.

Get back those precious storage space :smile: