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Allowing and restricting which users can perform what operations of particular files

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Can't run launchctl agent in Catalina. Is this a permissions problem?

I have some launchctl scripts on Mojave that I am trying to now run on Catalina, but can't seem to get them to run. I made myself a very simple little plist as follows <?xml version="1.0" ...
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How can I determine the source of this permission message? “bash“ wants access to control “System Events“

I occasionally receive this permissions message in MacOS 10.15.5: “bash“ wants access to control “System Events“. Allowing control will provide access to documents and data in “System Events“, and to ...
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macOS and File Owner information

I'm trying to build a portable user and one of the ways I was thinking of doing is through a symlink in /Users that will point to external flash drive. If I have two machines and I make a user with a ...
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Set auto-lock on macOS after couple of minutes of inactivity that cannot be changed by the user

I am somewhat new to macOS and am wondering if it's possible to set auto-lock on macOS after a couple of minutes of inactivity that cannot be changed by the regular user. Should I then prep the ...
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How to add/remove applications from “File and Folders” inside “Security and Privacy” -> Privacy Tab

How to remove these bunch of files from here. I use VS code, when I debug a program it asks for this permission that a file that is created while debugging wants to access your Document folder. And ...
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Using MacBook - no option to select GoToWebinar camera in permissions (but the option was available for microphone)

I'm trying to set up a webinar but the other participants are not able to give permission for the camera on GoToWebinar on their Macs as it doesn't appear on their list of applications that you tick. ...
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Granting cron permission to control Finder

I aim to use cron to call a python script that changes my desktop background. The key python line is as follows: from appscript import mactypes, app app('Finder').desktop_picture.set(mactypes.File(...
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Change the permission of package info on system app

I am trying to change the sound of the PowerChime.app(/System/Library/CoreServices), when i plug in the charging cable. That means that i need to swap out the /Contents/Resources/connect_power.aif. ...
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Mac OS disable shutdown prevention when user is logged in

At our office, there are tons of different users who use the same Macs running High Sierra over the course of a day. Unfortunately, sometimes people forget to log out after they've used those ...
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Macbook Late 2011. Swapped HDD for SDD. Now I have read-only access

I have a MacBook late 2011 and some time ago I replaced the HDD with a SSD for a Windows partition. The HDD with macOS went to the place where the CD Drive was. I had this configuration for some ...
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Permission issues with mounted folder from another mac via AFP. - problems after moving to catalina

I mount my time machine disk from another Mac via AFP. This worked very nicely until I installed catalina, at which point I got permission errors when I tried to access the volumes in the sharing ...
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Does “<app> would like to access files in your Downloads folder” give complete access to directory, or just certain files in it?

I see the following (particularly with communications apps like slack and zoom): If I had sensitive info in Downloads, say, client data for a project I'd been working on, could these applications ...
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Can still move and edit files on a hard drive, even though the permissions are set to Read Only

I'm running the latest version of macOS Catalina. I'm trying to make it so that someone can read all the files on my hard drive, click on them and look at them but not move them, edit their names, or ...
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Config Profile ~/.bash and ~/.bash_profile Default & Preferred Permissions?

On MacOS, what are the default and preferred permissions for ~/.bash and ~/.bash_profile config profiles? This guide shows 700 as preferred. To view permission for a file: private stat -f "%Lp %N&...
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Installing pip ssl problem

I have following problem: I'm setting up new user on my mac, as previous domain user is currently unavailable. When I try to install pip by curl https://bootstrap.pypa.io/get-pip.py | python3 I get ...
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The operation can’t be completed because you don’t have permission to access some of the items

I am trying to delete files stored on a music system (NAD M50/52) on my network using a Mac (OS Sierra 10.12.6). The music system HD is visible in Finder and, for the past 6 years or so that I've had ...
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Can I lock an external hard drive?

I have two identical hard drives. One is the one I will keep updating frequently, the other will be a backup that I update less often. In order to avoid confusion, I would like to "Lock" the ...
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Can't read/write via `dd`: got /dev/disk2: Permission denied (to Physical device)

I can't do anything via dd with my Physical devices agreed. I can only work with partitions like disk2s1, but can not read from whole disk like disk2. Can't find where is the root of problem. Steps: ...
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Lost Permissions Can't Delete Folder

I accidentally ran a PHP script that creates a directory with permissions 0777 and I am now unable to delete this directory. Any help to delete it would be appreciated, I have inserted a picture of ...
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Installing brew in terminal while logged in as standard user—why is admin owner of files?

Logged in as a standard user. Using the following terminal command to install brew: /bin/bash -c "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install.sh)" It ...
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Running unverified app on mac [duplicate]

I am on macOS Catalina. On a site they say that, if I am having problems, in order to be able to run the app I need to input (sudo chown -R 755 AppName.app) in the terminal. My question is: is it safe ...
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Is it safe to delete the original admin user after creating a new one?

I have a MBP running Mojave that I got from a colleague. It's got a single user account, let's say "John", and that user is an administrator account. I don't want John's account, I want my ...
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How to give permission to daemons launched with launchctl

One of the latest OS upgrades caused a script loaded by launchctl to fail for permissions. my script does this to mirror a mounted path into my disk: rsync -av --delete <mounted-path> <local-...
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How to give one time only camera access to Skype app

I want that everytime a videocall starts on skype, MacOS asks for my permission to give access to Skype. I don't want to give permanent camera access to Skype. I am on macOS Catalina 10.15.5
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Terminal has Full Disc Access, yet I can't change ownership of files on my external backup drive with sudo

After using Migration Assistant, the home directory ownerships in Time Machine backup got reversed, so now I can't access my files but I can access the other user's files and vice versa. Not only that,...
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'Operation not permitted' accessing SMB Share as root under Catalina

I have a script that copies a file from our server to the local machine. Here is the script and output + date Thu Jun 11 09:16:00 ACST 2020 + id -un root + pwd /Volumes/Macintosh HD/backups + mkdir /...
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How to restore select files from Time Machine and fix permissions issues

I like doing things from the command line (eg copying only 24 select files by wildcard from my time machine backups) and Time Machine's extra permissions and protections catch me out every time. ...
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Set permission for apps manually

I want to use my Mac webcam in a Virtualbox guest OS (Linux Mint). The webcam is visible in the guest os. But whenever I allow Firefox - on my guest OS - to use my webcam the virtual machine crashes. ...
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What the heck is going on with Catalina? SIP disabled, sudo mounted -uw etc. Applications folder won't move!

I have googled everything, I am desperate. I have installed Catalina yesterday and tried all the steps here (and more) that were logical to me. The thing is I have the feeling the current version has ...
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How to fix external hard disk NTFS READ ONLY? [duplicate]

On reinstalling MacOS Mojave, my NTFS hard drive became read-only. Previously, before reinstalling the OS I used to use applications like NTFS for MAC to be able to Read and Write on the disk, however ...
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When I try to delete some old folders on my mac desktop I get error. I have tried some method but failed. Error is shown in description

I have tried several methods in the past as well. While reflecting on root of problem initially after purchasing mac I had password set which was forgotten within week so I had to used command R ...
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Catalina - Textedit not allowing me to save files because I dont have permission

I was able to save fine in a work folder, but when I moved my textedit files to the desktop or any other folder it would tell me I can't save because i dont have permissions. I followed https://...
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Allow ssh-keygen-wrapper to access “System Events” for all users in the same computer

When I run my AppleScript in a remote mode, I get this message in an user where the script runs: “sshd-keygen-wrapper“ wants access to control “System Events“. Allowing control will provide access to ...
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How to add Screen Recording permission to Google Chrome in Catalina?

Please note: this question is very similar to this one and others, but none of them involve giving Google Chrome access to the Screen Recording permission! The link above is for giving Slack ...
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How to list the Mail directory from the Terminal?

Is there a way to change the file or directory permissions so that I can list the contents of the Mail directory from the Terminal command-line in macOS 10.15.4? When trying to list the contents, I ...
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Can Terminal access the microphone in Catalina? (for SoX, FFmpeg, Ecasound, pyaudio etc.)

When I try to record audio from the command line with programs such as SoX or FFmpeg it doesn't record anything and ends up with a flat-line recording. I am guessing this is due to privacy ...
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How to make an automator app prompt to ask to be granted Accessibility permission

I wrote an AppleScript (saved as an app) to automate a repetitive task*. It's much faster than me doing everything manually. Since I've been working from home, I copied the app to my laptop, and ...
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limiting access for a specific app to read-only in MacOS

I want to give a specific app read-only permission to a folder structure that is normally read/write. I already tried to make an alias and set the alias read-only, but this doesn't work for the ...
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Set permissions for sharing only user through terminal

I am sharing my media folders on my local network by means of a sharing only user. The "sharing only" user is given read access to these folders, and anyone can connect with the user's log in ...
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Catlina Security: Does root need permissions?

Consider the new privacy system in Catalina. E.g. disk access, cam, mic, input etc. Does an application run as root need such permissions or is everything inherently granted?
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Unable to view Documents or Downloads folder remotely

I used to be able to access folders on my remote systems without problem. Now in Catalina when I find my computers on my LAN and try to connect to them, I can only see the contents of ~/ and that of ...
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Mount a NAS AFP volume to be accessible by Apache

I need to mount a NAS share (via AFP) so that it can be read by Apache (which runs as user www), or, more precisely, by PHP (using opendir() and readdir().) I had no luck with chmod ugo+rX /Volumes/...
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Coping .a & includes files to usr/* directory to configure GTest on MAC OS Catalina Version 10.15.4?

Configuring GTest for on Mac OS Catalina Environment. Step in configuring GTest is copy static Library to /usr/bin location & next, is to copy include directory to /usr/local/include location. ...
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How do I deny an app Accessibility Access forever?

I recently installed an app on my system (Mac OS X Mojave) and it showed an permissions dialog: "[appname]" would like to control this computer using accessibility features. … I got two buttons: ...
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How to set the default ownership of all directories to myself?

After downloading angular globally I got an EMACS error that said I didn't have ownership to certain directories. I manually set the owner from root to myself. This has happened again now that I'm ...
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I can't paste a file into system directory

I want to paste a file into /System/Library/Java/Extensions path but there is no "paste" button . So I tried to change permissions, but when I checked I already have the permission to read & ...
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How to force remove a file on my disk with permissions I am unable to reset?

I downloaded anaconda and I accidentally started to download it onto my top-level directory, the disk itself, and I cannot remove it. I can't change the name, and when I change the permissions from ...
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dd on Catalina gives “Permission denied” error even after grant it Full Disk Access in Security and Privacy

date; sudo dd bs=1M if=2020-02-13-raspbian-buster-full.img of=/dev/rdisk3; date Thu Apr 23 20:22:45 PDT 2020 Password: dd: failed to open '/dev/rdisk3': Permission denied Thu Apr 23 20:...
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How to remove when sudo rm says operation not permitted?

I'm trying to get rid of a stray kernel extension from Corel Painter. There is a question and answer about it here. The kextunload command from that answer worked, but I can't remove the files. sudo ...
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File sharing Drop Box changes owner to nobody

Something has changed on my network setup for which I can recall making no changes. When I used to use the Drop Box on one MacBook Pro terminal, there were no issues. I am making a historical guess, ...

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