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Restricted files on El Capitan? [duplicate]

So I wanted to hide the Finder icon on my Dock. According to this answer - How can I remove the Finder icon from my Dock? I am suppose to edit DockMenus.plist file. When I tried I had no permission ...
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Even as admin, I cannot edit DefaultFonts.plist for Notes.app. What am I doing wrong? [duplicate]

I want to modify DefaultFonts.plist for the Notes application. I've tried a few different ways since what worked on old OS doesn't on 10.14 Mojave: I've navigated to the file through finder, went to ...
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How to create/write file under /usr in OS X 10.11 [duplicate]

I was going to compile a php extension using phpize, but it reported some files not found. I googled and found some solutions, In OS X 10.9, we can make a symbol link from /XCODE_PATH/OS_X_SDK/usr/...
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How to give myself permission to edit the locked hosts file on MacOS Mojave? [duplicate]

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 ...
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How to use pip after the OS X El Capitan upgrade?

After the El Capitan update, I am unable to run pip install. The error I get is that the "operation is not permitted" when pip tries to create new folders while installing. creating /System/Library/...
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Mount Ext4 on El Capitan

I recently installed OS X 10.11 on my Mac. I tried to read a SD card with an Ext4 partition which wasn't even shown in Disk Utility, although diskutil did show it as a Linux partition. I can't seem ...
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.pkg for installer hangs on verify

I'm trying to install the Mono MDK, and downloaded the .pkg for 4.2.1 (about 200 MB), when I double click on the package, it opens a "verifying xxxxxMDKxxxxx.pkg" window, which does nothing for over ...
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How can I install a new dictionary on OS X for use with the “Word of the Day” screensaver?

The reason is trivial: I am a fan of the "Word of the Day" screen saver and I would like to add dictionaries for languages other than English and Japanese (these are the two that I can select now in ...
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Installing ffmpeg from dmg and then running from a terminal, is there a better way?

From here: https://ffmpeg.org/download.html#build-mac I chose static builds 64-bit which too me to https://evermeet.cx/ffmpeg/ I then downloaded this: and opened it using this: which gave ...
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View another user's files in OS X

Is there a way to (temporarily) view another user's file on OS X other than to change the permissions of the file? I'd like the OS to ask for the user name/password. I guess what I'm looking for is ...
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Can't write to /usr/lib

I upgraded to OS X El Capitan and tried to install a new app (MPLAB X from Microchip) but I got an error because it couldn't copy a library to /usr/lib even when it asked for root password. I tried to ...
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Boot camp install of Windows 7 issue, no bootable devices

So I have a 2010 15" macbook pro (MBP6,1) and I replaced the optical drive with a hard disk. I wanted to install windows 7 on the hard disk with boot camp with a USB and ISO image. After searching I ...
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No bootable device USB 2.0 MacBook Pro mid 2014

I've been tearing my hair out the last couple days trying to get Windows installed. I have a MacBook Pro Retina 15 inch mid 2014. Yosemite version 10.10.1. Win 7 64 bit iso (sha1 - ...
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Can't allow blocked software (HAXM) to run on macOS 10.13

I'm trying to install HAXM for Android Studio on macOS 10.13. I went to the 'Security & Privacy' panel in order to allow the software to run, but I've run into an issue. No matter how many times ...
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Replaced /usr/bin/vim - now I get error messages

I tried to upgrade from the default vim install on Mac OS X (vim 7.2) to the one used by MacVim (vim 7.3) by creating a symlink: ln -s /Applications/MacVim.app/Contents/MacOS/Vim /usr/bin/vim ...

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