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

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What Are The Correct/Default Volume/Folder/File Permissions For A Time Machine Image?

Months ago, I created a disk image on a large external drive to house my Time Machine backups. Yesterday…something went sideways with the permissions of my entire installation. Included in this ...
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Force any item added to folder to inherit direct parent's exact permissions

On Mac OS 10.14, I have a cronjob that auto renews let's encrypt certs but when placing the new files sets different permissions than the parent archive folder, which means I have to manually return ...
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Unable to edit config.inc.php in the phpmyadmin configuration

I'm trying to edit a file on my mac. The file is config.inc.php of XAMPP located in /opt/lampp/phpmyadmin. Permission of the folder and file: Phpmyadmin -> drwxr-xr-x 12 root wheel 4096 Config.inc....
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How can I permit SSH connection terminal programs to access Camera?

I'm connecting to my macOS 10.15.1 device over SSH via PuTTY on a Windows computer to run a terminal program, imagesnap, that attempts to use the MacBook's camera. When I ran the program locally on ...
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How to turn off file permissions boxes on Catalina for external drive?

I use a trash-can Mac Pro. All my user files are on an external drive. Catalina constantly asks me if program X should be allowed to access a removable drive. Is there any way to give all programs ...
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Cannot ls ~/.Trash in the Terminal in Catalina (operation not permitted)

Ever since buying a new Mac, which has forced me to upgrade to Catalina, I cannot view the Trash folder in the Terminal. ls ~/.Trash just gives ls: .Trash: Operation not permitted. So does sudo ls ~/....
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Add apps to “Files and Folders” permissions?

In macOS Catalina, is it possible to add apps directly to Security & Privacy -> Files and Folders? The plus icon is greyed out, even when the preference pane is unlocked. I know that the option ...
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Why do files and dirs placed in httpd document root have group changed to _www?

This is a bit technical: I do localhost development on Mac High Sierra and other Mac systems on my local network. I have been working on content management code in php. Recently I have come up with ...
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How do you reset access permission for Apple Configurator 2 on a Mac mini?

I am trying to install my app as an .ipa file on an iPhone device attached to my Mac mini. I used Apple Configurator 2 menu Actions > Add > Apps..., then selected the button Choose from my Mac.... The ...
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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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Enabling /bin/bash on Catalina - invisible to System Preferences -> Security & Privacy -> Full Disk Access

I am having trouble enabling /bin/bash on Catalina - Macos 10.15.1 When I try to enable it using "System Preferences -> Security & Privacy -> Full Disk Access", the pop-up finder list doesn't ...
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Share folder containing python with read/execute rights

I have a folder containing my python project in user A's home folder. I have created another user B to which I want to give him read/execute access. I can't see the folder in B's home directory. ...
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Preview: “The original document can't be saved, so a duplicate with your changes has been created”

When I edit a PNG file in my Minecraft resourcepacks folder (~/Library/Application Support/minecraft/resourcepacks/my_resource_pack/.../.././texture.png) with Preview.app I get the error The ...
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How to copy to folder: /System/Library/Filters?

I am trying to create a new "reduced file size" export filter within preview. Therefore I copied the original file to desktop, made my changes and then I tried to copy back to the folder. This seems ...
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Catalina not allowing to change read/write permissions despite having SIP disabled

Currently Running: macOS Catalina 10.15.1 Issue: Ever since I upgraded to Catalina, macOS is not allowing me to change read and write permissions on system protected files, hence, I am not able to ...
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Can't run a Node script unless I use sudo

I'm on Mac Mojave 10.14.6. I develop Node applications and I mistakenly did a sudo npm install for a project I worked on. It was a bad idea because then all Node scripts needed to be run as sudo. At ...
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How to delete files in /System/Library/Desktop Pictures on Catalina?

I tried to delete files in the default desktop picture directory (/System/Library/Desktop Pictures) on macOS 10.15 Catalina with sudo permission but failed. $ pwd /System/Library/Desktop Pictures $ ...
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How fix the permissions for a mac app [duplicate]

I opened my Frank DeLoupe.app application and it asked for permissions. A window popup that I almost always click allow. This time I clicked deny, and now the color picker is not working. How can I ...
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Why does the Terminal app need access to Contacts?

In Security and Privacy, Terminal has access to Contacts. It also has access to Calendars, Reminders, and Photos. Why does Terminal have access to them? I do not know of any Terminal feature which ...
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“Operation not permitted” for root when trying to ls or chmod -R /Users/user/Desktop

"user" can't do it either. Permission of Desktop/ is set to 700 and owned by "user". Here's the sderr output for ls -R command in the home directory: ls: Desktop: Operation not permitted ls: ...
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How long should diskutil resetUserPermissions take (Catalina)?

I am following this article because of this issue. The Terminal has been going on for about 2.5hrs and I do not know of a way to see a progress bar or know if it is stuck or if something else is ...
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Extend Catalina's privacy protection to other folders

In MacOS Catalina apps need to ask for explicit permission to access certain user folders (such as ~/Documents and ~/Downloads). Is it possible to extend this protection to other folders (e.g. a ...
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How to be able to edit files under “Application Support” without saving as a dupe

So as a person that enjoys (sometimes) making weird resource packs in Minecraft, I find it inconvenient to grab the resource pack I'm working on out of the folder, then put it back in. The reason why ...
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Setting up Open Directory for already existing user accounts

I work for a small business, for the few years we've been running we've had individual MacBooks with local user accounts. We need to formalise this a bit in order to get an industry security ...
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How to automatically apply permissions to new files added (via Windows PC) to a shared folder on Mac Mini (not server)

I have a shared folder setup on Mac Mini (not server) running on Catalina. I am able to access the folder via Windows PC connected on same network but when I create a file (say a css file) using ...
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Change location for which gofortran

I downloaded gofortran, it is in the library /usr/local/bin/. I would like to use gofortran with R but whenever I run anything I get the following error: make: /usr/local/gfortran: Permission denied. ...
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usr/local/: Can't set user=0/group=0 for usr/localFailed to set file flags

I have been trying to install gofortran with the command: tar -xvf /Users/usr/Downloads/gcc-7.3-bin.tar.gz -C / I immediately get the error: x usr/local/: Can't set user=0/group=0 for usr/localFailed ...
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Permission denied for ls -l in a folder with symlinks

I have a folder hierarchy parent_folder -> inner_folder -> innermost_folder The steps I followed are (as a sudo user): created a symlink pointing to parent_folder set the permissions of the ...
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Does “Full Disk Access” include access to ”Files and Folders" Privacy settings?

In MacOS 10.15 new settings have been introduced in Security & Privacy that allow the user to determine access to files and folders for specific applications. For example access to the 'Desktop' ...
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cron lacks permissions to run a script

I have a script (which backs up, using rclone) that I can run from the Terminal or Automator after chmod a+x, with no permissions problems. However, when this script is run in cron (or launchd), ...
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Catalina: Instruments with Full Disk Access

I am trying to use Instruments on my laptop, but it seems that after updating to Catalina, it cannot access my Documents folder: I have given access to the application, Full Disk Access, but it does ...
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Permission Errors on High Sierra and Apple Photos

My Macbook Pro (2015 w/SSD) running High Sierra has been having permission problems. I've been importing a huge amount of pictures from subdirectories of my home into Apple Photos. Most of the time, ...
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Disable USB ports for standard user accounts

I want to disable my USB ports on my MacBook Pro for standard user accounts. When I plug in a USB device I want the port to become enabled after I type my admin username and password or use Touch ID....
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After Catalina upgrade, nginx can't serve files from external disk

I'm a web developer and one of the projects I work on has a very large directory for images that content editors attach to their content. Since I don't have much free space left on my internal SSD and ...
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Add an App and give it permissions to access Downloads in Catalina

How do I give an app permission to access Downloads in Catalina? The app does not appear in the list of apps. I unlocked the settings which you can see in the screenshot below but the + button is ...
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Problems using Anaconda in macOS Catalina

I recently upgrade to macOS Catalina and I made a clean installation Anaconda Navigator. I install again Anaconda but it didn't work. I also reinstall the OS but didn't work too. The permissions of ...
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Cant delete persistent damaged application Bluestack

I uninstalled BlueStacks as it was unused application, and it persists as a broken application and I can't delete it. I've tried to sudo rm -rf but it said operation not permitted. Is ...
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Import into macOS 10.15 Catalina's Apple Music does not work: unknown error -54; likely root cause: file access permissions

Something is wrong with my version of Apple Music following an upgrade to macOS 10.15 Catalina. Importing songs fails with error "Copying files failed. An unknown error occured (-54)". The problem ...
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How to change application Sharing & Permissions using Terminal [duplicate]

If I right-click an application and click Get Info, a window like in the following image pops up: Then, after unlocking the Sharing & Permissions section, let's say I wish to change the ...
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With last update to MacOS 10.15 Pulse Secure VPN stopped working

With last update to MacOS 10.15 Pulse Secure VPN stopped working. I suspect this is related to the update because several applications needed rights and permissions granted immediately afterwards. ...
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Permission Denied for a small set of photos when adding to macOS Mojave Photos

I've got all of my digital photos (roughly 112K files) on an external hard-drive. With the changes made between Google Photos and Google Drive sync, I'm now moving my photos into iCloud Photos via the ...
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macOS Catalina doesn't allow MAMP permission to certain folders (Documents, Downloads, Desktop)

I have been using MAMP for a few years now, I just updated to macOS Catalina, it seems that macOS Catalina is blocking permissions to the Documents folder among a few others (such as Downloads and ...
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What is the difference between Full Disk Access and Files & Folders access in Catalina?

From security preferences pane we see below info: What is restricted internally for each of these? Files and Folders access: Allow the apps below to access files and folders. Full Disk access: ...
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Why can I now open the same file on 2 iMacs without it saying "read only'

My work colleague and I have an issue with file permissions since he upgraded his iMac. Basically, he stores the main files on his Mac, I then connect and can access his files. Before he got the ...
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Data Drive Bootcamp Permissions

I have a Mac Pro 2012 running HS and Windows 8 on separate partitions on the same physical SSD. It also has a data drive, a separate physical platter drive. When I'm on the Mac side, all is well, ...
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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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Which app is asking for elevated permissions by “Apple wants to make changes”?

I have an associate who is getting elevated permissions pop-ups on their Mac with the message “Apple wants to make changes”. I suspect this may not be a legitimate request. How do I determine which ...
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Revert or reset permissions of extensions

I accidentally approved the request of Weather extension to access my location info on macOS 10.14.6. I want to revert or reset this. How can I do that? Is there a way other than reinstalling macOS?
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How is access granted to a Mac User on newly created folders in a windows shared drive?

All, I have a situation where I have several users on MacBook Pros (Latest OS) who have access to a shared drive on a windows 2008R2 server. The users are using a VPN to tunnel into the network and ...
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Safari 13 update sets negative com.apple.quarantine -1 making multiple directories inaccessible

Updated to Safari 13 today on Mojave 10.14.6 and suddenly a bunch of my ~/Library/ directories are inaccessible via terminal and other apps (even with sudo). Checking the xattr I see: com.apple....