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What is the _messagebus user group and can I delete it?

I recently migrated to a new Mac running Ventura, and it looks like it migrated three user groups. I've figured out what the first two are and am going to delete them, but I can't figure out what the ...
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Syncing contacts not in icloud group

I have (for some reason I do not know) 68 contacts in iCloud and all the rest belong to another group. The 68 contacts are syncing correctly through iCloud. How to I sync the other contacts which are ...
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"IsHidden" attribute for sharepoint groups ("com.apple.sharepoint.group.*.plist")

On my macOS 11 Big Sur, there are several groups titled "com.apple.sharepoint.group.*.plist" (where * is a number starting from 1 and increasing). What I understand - they are related to ...
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Sticky bit on /tmp doesn't do what it's supposed to?

I frequently run a script that creates three files in /tmp and then moves them to the destination directory. I was puzzled by the error messages: mv: ./20170608-l.gpx: set owner/group (was: 503/0): ...
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How do I add the same contacts to multiple mailing lists in Contacts.app?

I use the "Send email to [name of group]" option in Mac Contacts. It's fast , efficient, and organized. I have run into a problem when I add a contact to Contacts group. Instead of adding a ...
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groupadd command not found on Mac Monterey ver 12.1

I am running macOS Monterey version 12.1 uname -a gives: 21.2.0 Darwin Kernel Version 21.2.0: Sun Nov 28 20:28:41 PST 2021; root:xnu-8019.61.5~1/RELEASE_ARM64_T6000 arm64 groupadd command is not found....
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Can I group Spotlight results by folder?

I did a search in Spotlight and got 500 results: I want to group them by folder. Is that possible? I tried right-clicking the column headers but there's no Folder option: I tried pressing Cmd-J to ...
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"Other..." New user has been created and it wasn't me. (Monterey 12.4 ( 21F79))

2 days ago when I turned on my machine I found this screen: ("Otra...") means other in English, sorry but it's all in Spanish. When I go to check in the dictionary utility if the root user ...
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Sharing encrypted image between users on machine

I would like to share this between two users on my Mac. Specifically, I would like the encrypted image to be under user1's Documents directory but allowing user2 to open and modify it. I know that ...
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how to rename a system group like `staff`

I was not able to rename an existing system group via /etc/group nor via the tool dscl. Is it even possible to rename a group? Would it be better to delete and re-create the group with the same GID as ...
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How does an iPhone decide on whether it should send a text to Messages or Android SMS?

I have an android phone and a Macbook for work, I set up Messages on my Mac with my email account so that I could join group chats with my family. Now when they try to text me individually it all ...
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Get group chat membership from `chat.db`

I'm able to able to natively access my iMessages through chat.db. and associated contacts through the databases in ~/Library/Application Support/AddressBook/Sources - is there any similar database for ...
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Can I import a list of contact name as the definition of a group

I need to create a Group in Contacts on my mac book air. Each contact in the group already has a contact card. I know I can drag contacts into a new group but that is too labor intensive, error prone, ...
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File Sharing: How re-add the Staff group if it was removed?

I have MacOS "El Capitan" About Sharing - File Sharing: When a directory is added to be shared through the Shared Folders pane, then through the Users pane is possible add/remove some Users ...
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My Group FaceTime calls don’t ring on the receiving end

My Group FaceTime calls don’t ring on the receiving end. However, if I call recipients one at a time, their end rings and they pick up. It doesn’t matter who I call (my parents, sister, or in-laws) or ...
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Managing Mac users

I'm managing a group of MacBook users. Currently, the users are not allowed to install apps or change stuff without administrators involvement. I would like to have the users to be able to do certain ...
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Name change in group thread [closed]

I have a running group text thread with my 3 sisters. From time to time instead of one of my sister’s name at the top, it will say her daughter or son’s name. We’re suspecting that her daughter is ...
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Why does macOS Mojave change a group's name automatically?

Created a user group called "Duo". When I add it to a directory, macOS Mojave (10.14.6) automatically changes the name to "Dev". Even id says my user is group "Dev" (and ...
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Group texting with Android users and iPhone not staying as group

I have an iPhone 8+ and one of my friend is sending group texts to me and some buddies. I can see the group discussion, but when I reply, they all receive my text individually, not in the actual group ...
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Catalina Desktop Stacks Define New Kinds to Group By?

How can I define new "kinds" of desktop stacks in Mac OS Catalina, so I can easily 'group by kind' and get the kinds I want? I've been using Catalina's desktop stacks to organize my desktop, grouping ...
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Catalina - USB Serial Cables seem to be broken

TL;DR - How do I make a USB Serial cable work on Catalina? I work as an embedded software developer. I write software on small circuit boards like an Arduino or BeagleBone or RaspberryPi. You might ...
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From command line on macOS, how to add a user group to the Sharing and Permissions list for a directory?

The macOS gui, as shown in the attached image, provides a way to add users and user groups to the permissions of a file system directory. There are also lots of examples of how to create groups from ...
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Can anyone explain, or speak to how I can remove, these greyed out windows when I launch a terminal group (see screenshot)

For some odd reason, when I launch a terminal group via Terminal > Window > Open Window Group > Select from list I am greeted by the terminal group AND a bunch of greyed out windows, often ...
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What is this extra divider line on my Dock?

Mysteriously, this extra divider-line has appeared between any app I launch now and the previously launched apps? What is the purpose of this 2nd divider line? Why is it appearing now? How can I get ...
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MacOS File Permissions Reset After Writing

I have two user accounts on my MacOS 10.12, both should be able to read and write a KeePass file saved in /Users/Shared/. I've created a user group for this called me that contains both users. In the ...
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What is a Group's Password field used for?

When creating a group using the command line, I can use dscl as follows: sudo dscl . create /Groups/testgroup sudo dscl . create /Groups/testgroup RealName "Test Group" sudo dscl . create /Groups/...
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How to remove "_www" user from the everyone group?

As the question said: How do I remove the _www user form the everyone group? Background: I am trying to lock down PHP to my web directory. PHP runs under the _www user. My solution is to only give ...
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iPads on Business account need to group message

I have 10 iPads that we use for training. I want to be able to text as a group as we are working on activities. How do I set up the iPads to allow group messaging without facebook or phone numbers? ...
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Is there any way to reproduce Windows' new "Sets" feature?

For some time now, I have been looking for a macOS tool that allows me to group apps similar to the upcoming Sets feature in Windows 10. So far, my search has been fruitless and I have been ...
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Listing all the groups to which a user belongs in macOS

I want to know the groups of some user. $dscl . list /groups filterByUSer theFindUser Is this possible (even if I have to enumerate all the groups and then filter by user) in a straightforward ...
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Simplest and Sure manner adding multiple Groups and Users, CentOS 7, macOS

I have this instructions on CentOS 7 Linux version. $ sudo groupadd oinstall $ sudo groupadd dba $ sudo groupadd oper $ sudo useradd -G dba,oper -g oinstall oracle $ sudo passwd oracle And Already ...
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How can I review custom privileges?

The Get Info box for an external hard drive shows "Custom" under Privileges in section Sharing & Permissions. Interestingly this is for groups with these names com.apple.sharepoint.group.6 com....
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How can I tell what group(s) a contact is already in?

If I'm looking at a contact record, is there a field or icon that can appear to let me know the record is in one or multiple different groups?
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What Is The Relationship between "Users & Groups" and /etc/group?

I want to setup a wireshark group so I can run it without being root. I tried using the System Preferences tool, Users & Groups, to add a wireshark group but I didn't see anything show up in /etc/...
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Group Chat problem with Messages app

I have this problem whenever a group chat is created in Messages with me included. Any time somebody sends a text to the group, it sends it to me directly, but to everybody else it is shown in the ...
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Leaving group chat in Telegram Messenger on iOS

Telegram Messenger on my iPhone has no chat group's exit button, like the existing "Leave chat" on Android version. Could anyone please tell me where is it?
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Is it safe to add yourself to group 82 (_clamav)

I want to have a similar group id on my host machine (macOS) and virtual machine (docker for mac) to avoid permissions problems. I wanted to create a new user/group with ID 82 but it's already exists –...
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How does group 'wheel' get on my files?

My MacOS non-admin account is not a member of group 'wheel.' But any file I create in /tmp from Terminal commands is always group wheel. There is no sticky bit nor ACL nor extended attribute to ...
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Default contact group for new contacts in iOS 10

I use an iOS 10 device together with an Exchange server and several contact folders (some of them shared). When I create a new contact on the phone I have no control in which group it goes and this is ...
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How can I message a group of 50 all at once?

My iPhone 5s will only allow me to text up to 9 people. It is frustrating to have to text the same text over and over again. I'd like to text them all at the same time.
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Trying to share a contact group on iPhone?

On my laptop, using my iCloud account, I have created a Contact Group for my iPhone. I'm trying to make it easy to send text announcements to the Football Team. How do I share or export that ...
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How do I add a user and group with a specific ID

This is the method in Linux: groupadd -g 5000 vmail useradd -g vmail -u 5000 vmail -d /var/mail How is it done in OS X?
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Same group, multiple group chats - How to fix?

I'm in a group chat with 3 others. We all have iPhones. About a month ago, a new group chat was created with the same group. I deleted it, but it came back. 3 of the 4 of us experience this problem. ...
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Send SMS to Google Group

I have a Google group of contacts setup (that is, it's a group I created and stored using my Google account). I'd like to send an SMS message to the group from my iPhone 5s with iOS 8. How can I do ...
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This "weird group trick" makes MacBook Pro login, apps, and systems run slow slow slow ... but why?

Edit  In response to Tetsujin's comment, further details now are provided for reproducing the slowdown, and for reverting back to normal speed. The usual caveat  Experimenting with system-...
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ETA for WorkGroup Manager 10.10

Anybody have any idea if / when Apple is planning on releasing WorkGroup Manager for 10.10? I dug around Google but couldn't find anything. Otherwise, I'm not upgrading.
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In mail.app, get list of recipients for just one of the many email accounts.

I use mail.app to interact with about a dozen different email accounts, which I use for different purposes. I need to create a list of the senders (or recipients) of just on of those email accounts. ...
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Understanding the 'staff' user group

It's known that all users are members of the 'staff' group. If you setup a standard user and create any file, a list of that file in the terminal with 'ls -la' shows the user group to be 'staff'. ...
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"newgrp: too many groups" - why is it complaining?

In my earlier question, I got a response recommending the "newgrp" command. It diligently did the job of putting my desired group at the "top of the list" for the "id" command, but, why does it also ...
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Command Line - How do I change the order of a user's group memberships?

I have a troublesome Mac OS X server to deal with. When I ask for my current group membership using this: $ groups | perl -p -e 's/ /\n/g' I get a list of 20+ groups! cactuar com.apple.sharepoint....
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