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I am logged in with my admin account, which is my only account on this computer. I checked under preferences and it says "admin".

I have located the file here:

/private/etc/hosts

When I go to getinfo, it looks like the file is not locked. I also added myself and for good measure everyone with r&w permissions:

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Still, when I open it and try to edit it, it says I have no permission:

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What am I doing wrong here?

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    This question is not a duplicate. Additionally, disabling SIP just to edit the hosts file is really not good measure. A commandline "sudo" would have helped.
    – Gummibando
    Mar 15, 2019 at 9:16
  • I can edit the hosts file using BBEdit, (a highly recommended text editor).
    – benwiggy
    Mar 15, 2019 at 9:18

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