Install specific version of terraform mac with brew

In this tutorial I will show you how to install specific version of terraform on Mac with brew. There are times when we need to use specific version of terraform on Mac and it’s not easy to install it. So I am going to show you how you can achieve it.

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Install Terraform on Mac with brew

Let’s see which terraform is currently installed.

~ terraform -version
Terraform v0.14.8
Your version of Terraform is out of date! The latest version
is 1.0.0. You can update by downloading from

So I have installed terraform version 0.14.8. So, let’s try to install version 0.12.3.

Note: Warning: [email protected] has been deprecated because it is not supported upstream!

~ brew install [email protected]

~ echo 'export PATH="/usr/local/opt/[email protected]/bin:$PATH"' >> ~/.zshrc

~ terraform -version
Terraform v0.12.31

Better way of switch terraform version

There is a better way to switch terraform version instead of doing it manually or relinking it.

Install tfenv with brew

We are going to use tfenv to switch terraform version. tfenv makes it easier to switch to different terraform versions.

Note: Please `brew unlink terraform` before continuing.

~ brew install tfenv 

 ~ tfenv --version
tfenv 2.2.2 

Install specific version of terraform mac

tfenv install 0.14.3

~ tfenv list
No default set. Set with 'tfenv use <version>'

As the not says you have to set the  default version.

~ tfenv use 1.0.0
Switching default version to v1.0.0
Switching completed

Note: If you see the oldest version installed with brew then you need to uninstall it. You can uninstall using for example brew uninstall [email protected]

Check terraform version

Now let’s check terraform version.

~ terraform -version
Terraform v1.0.0
on darwin_amd64

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