Size of a package prior to installation


#1

Can I see the size of a package without installing it?

brew info <formulae>

shows the size of a package when the package is already installed. I wish to see the size of a package before installing it.


(Andrew Janke) #2

There’s currently no support for this.

Adding it would require adding a new mechanism for storing additional metadata about bottled formulae, which would be some work, so I doubt it’ll be added any time soon.

And for the general case, where you’re installing from source instead of a binary bottle, the installation size really isn’t known ahead of time, so there’s no way to do this cleanly.