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Alias Homebrew Apps — Create shortcuts to Homebrew formula app bundles

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Set the formulae you want linked in the Workflow’s Configuration.


Alias your Homebrew Cellar apps to the Applications Folder via the brewalias keyword. This will allow them to be indexed by macOS and found.



To trigger the workflow from a terminal, define a brewalias command in your shell’s startup files:

alias brewalias='/usr/bin/osascript -e "tell application id \"com.runningwithcrayons.Alfred\" to run trigger \"build\" in workflow \"com.alfredapp.vitor.aliashomebrewapps\""'

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Hi Vitor, thank you for your awesome workflow! When using it, I encountered some problems and wonder if you could help a fix.


I compiled emacs from scratch using `homebrew install --HEAD emacs-mac`, and ran your shortcut. This is what I see.




I'm not sure why the prefix is `/System/Volums/Data/`?

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