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While trying to modify a property list I was rather surprised to receive the following error

sh-3.2# cp com.apple.mDNSResponder.plist com.apple.mDSNResponder.plist.backup cp: com.apple.mDSNResponder.plist.backup: Operation not permitted

and the Console has the following log entry:

10/28/15 1:12:55.886 PM sandboxd[118]: ([13463]) cp(13463) System Policy: deny file-write-create /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.mDSNResponder.plist.backup

Which goes against the traditional UNIX paradigm of giving a user enough rope to hang themselves and a couple feet more. So my question would be, how can I configure sandbox permissions on OS X 10.11? I can't seem to find much documentation on them. Even where to store them seems ambiguous as I see them in framework bundles, in /System/Library/Sandbox/Profiles and /usr/share/sandbox.

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That would be System Integrity Protection at work, you can find a detailed answer here.

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    Please include a brief quote of the stackexchange answer you made a link to, as your answer would lose value if the link dies. – TheBro21 Dec 8 '15 at 16:51

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