Someone told me that

Homebrew no longer requires /usr/local/ to have an ownership such that it can be written by brew commands ...

I recall long time ago I have to manually change the ownership for files and directories in /usr/local/.

Now how do I change them back and what is the default or best ownership setting for files and directories in /usr/local/ for the newest macOS and Homebrew versions?


The correct ownership is root:wheel with permissions of 755.

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