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Homebrew Owned by a Standard User

What is Homebrew

Homebrew is a package manager for macOS allowing you to install things from the command line. It houses most everything you'd need or could find on the web that is widely used.

Standard User Setup

One of the biggest questions I see on the web in regards to package management for macOS is how one can setup Homebrew as a standard user. Although it's not suggested to install Homebrew as a standard user or to a different location, we can actually change the ownership of the Homebrew instance after it's been installed by an admin user. To do so, we simply need to run a few commands found on my Github. Hopefully this is helpful to someone out there!

Justin Hammond
I love all things tech. I've been programming since the age of 12, repairing iPhones since 16, and founding tech companies since 20. I'm an open source fanatic, Apple fanboy, and love to explore new tech. I spend my time coding open source projects, tinkering with electronics and new tech products, and consulting teams on how to get things done.


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