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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 am passionate about new, innovative technologies. Programming video games since the age of 12, websites at the age of 14, and starting Tuneup Technology (an IT consulting and repair business) at 16, I have years of experience in technology. I co-founded NCR4 (a web design and hosting company) and played a major role in the creation of Nozani (an ecommerce ageny) in my early 20's. I have been involved with multiple startups in both leadership and technology capacities. Excited about the future, I am always on the lookout for the next big thing!


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