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

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Creating User Accounts with Puppet/Missing ACLs

Currently we use Puppet in my environment to provision a user account seen here and here Recently we noticed on macOS 13 that the user account created were missing ACLs. I believe the missing ACLs are ...
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How to delete yabai multiple permission?

i've deleted yabai but the permission still exist, even i have 5 permission. when i try to turn on one of the permission, my mac become very slow
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Can restic backup macOS Photos library from launchd? [duplicate]

When I run restic from a commandline with sudo it is actually able to backup my Photos library. But this is probably because I have given Terminal full disk access. I am actually starting restic from ...
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Can't get app to request microphone permissions

I'm running Ventura 13.6.1 on an Apple M1 Pro, and I'm having this issue with Ableton Live. Somehow, all microphones just stopped working inside Ableton. Internal and external microphones, even though ...
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iMac (late 2013) w/ High Sierra is very slow; lots of spinning wheels

The last couple weeks, I've had infinite waits in many applications. Logging in after restart took a few minutes, and the password space even disappeared for awhile. Do these iMacs have batteries? ...
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MacOS Ventura cannot reset Automation preferences for a single app

I am developing an application that needs System Events as well as access to individual apps through AppleScript. When I access an application for the first time, it will trigger a dialog asking for ...
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Copy Paste from one drive to another - permissions error

What I'm trying to do: I'm trying to copy 1.5TB of data from a Network drive (Drive G) on a Windows 10 PC and paste it to an external drive on my Mac Mini (Sonoma 14.2.1), the external drive name is ...
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Repeated alert: "MAMP PRO.app" would like to access data from other apps

I recently migrated to a new Macbook Pro. Now every time I re-open Mamp I get the alert "MAMP PRO.app" would like to access data from other apps. Even if I choose to "Allow" it ...
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Is the microphone in Mac Discord app always on? If so, can I withdraw permission at the Mac level, or in the app itself?

I'm new to Discord and am running the Discord desktop app on my Mac. Today I noticed that at the bottom of the screen, to the right of my user name and photo (in the same box), there was a small ...
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What can non-elevated rm -rf /* actually remove on macOS Ventura?

Long story short I am an idiot and ran rm -rf /* on my M2 MacBook Pro running macOS Ventura 13.3.1 while trying to clear out a directory. I was able to cancel it a few seconds after realizing what I ...
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In Mac OS Sonoma, 'Permission denied' when trying to create a file in the home directory

I'm on the latest Sonoma 14.2 and when in my user's home directory I cannot create a file. I have checked the rights and it looks okay. Sudo works but this is my home directory and it messes with me ...
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Add additional folders to Apple's TCC and PPPC permission system

In the latest macOS versions one must explicitly grant folder access to ~/Desktop, ~/Documents, and ~/Downloads in order for apps to access these locations. How can I add custom folders to this ...
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Google Chrome does not have permissions to "see" dialog boxes

I am a huge fan of automating my workflow with Keyboard Maestro, a kind of uber macro tool that can run script steps, execute Applescript or Javascript, save variables and do lots of other stuff. I ...
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All files in SMB share have executable bit when they shouldn't have

I have a samba share on a Linux machine SHARE. I then mounted SHARE on my MacOS computer on dir dir. However, when I list the files in dir, all files had the executable bit. If I mount SHARE on my ...
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MacOS Parental controls - constant website requests and inconsistent permissions

So I have set up parental controls for my little brother on a MacBook with MacOS High Sierra, with only a few websites permitted. Problem 1: I get CONSTANT requests to whitelist some random Subdomains....
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What is qemu-system-x86_64 from launchd and why does it want to "accept incoming network connections"?

I had this pop up unexpectedly (MacOS Ventura 13.5.1, Intel i7 MacBook Pro): Do you want the application “qemu-system-x86_64” to accept incoming network connections? No recent updates or new ...
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"Untitled" can't be opened because the original item can't be found

Currently, my external SSD can be mounted and showed in finder sidebar. But, I can't open my disk and "Get Info" option is missing, then this error came. Here's my disk info. I tried: ...
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If I delete a user on macos, what happens to folders they set to 'no access' for everyone?

I'm on a brand new install of High Sierra. I created a temporary admin user (named 'bean') while setting up the system. Using 'bean' (admin), I ran Migration Assistant, and migrated the 2 users (&...
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Why do I get "operation not permitted" when I try to `ls` the content of Desktop on Mac OS?

I cannot list files in the Desktop folder using the terminal: Desktop % ls -l total 0 ls: .: Operation not permitted I have no problems accessing the Desktop folder or its subfolders with the Finder ...
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User files ownership anomalies on MacOS 14.0

I've been using a Mac Studio system now for a couple of years, and a now I am running into permissions problems when trying to set up a web server. It was only recently that I noticed ownership ...
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The problem with running Nginx installed by macport on mac, Permission denied for /opt/local/var/log/nginx

I have changed nginx.conf to listen to 8080, not 80. But when I run it without sudo, I got the error could not open error log file: open() "/opt/local/var/log/nginx/error.log" failed (13: ...
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How to mount an smb share with `rwx` permission for all using `mount` command?

I am trying to mount two network smb shares so that all clients/users have rwx access. Network shares are on a Mac mini. Accessing from an iMac. Two shares are smb://192.168.5.1/PlexMedia_2 and smb://...
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Set "ignore ownership on this volume" for a disk image?

I have a mounted HFS+ disk image that I'd like to be equally accessible to all the user accounts on that system, in that they can all read and write files on it, create and delete files, and copy ...
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MacOS Sonoma, How to enable sound recording (microphone permission) in ssh connection

We are running automated tests from command line. The tests are using a python library to control a sound card to play and record audio. The tests work fine when launched locally in the terminal of ...
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Sandbox: Python deny(1) file-read-data

In my XCode project, I have a Python script I'm running as one of my build phases. However, it's failing to open a file with the error: Sandbox: Python(22805) deny(1) file-read-data <file_name> ...
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Import screenshot images automatically, using an Automator script and Folder Action, referenced photos on server

I have my Apple Photos.app library on my iMac and my referenced photos on a networked Mac mini. The goal is to import all screenshot images automatically, using an Automator script and Folder Action, ...
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NordVPN wants to install a helper tool prompt at every restart

Every time I startup my mac, I boot up NordVPN and it always seems to give this prompt, which it never did so often before: I'm on macOS 13.6 (22G120), and I have tried removing every file related to ...
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How to repair cleared ACL?

On a recent support call I was asked to run the following command: sudo chmod -R -N ~/Library/Containers/com.someco.someapp/ but on further examination I see that that directory contains a subfolder ...
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launchd job returning 2 but works fine in terminal

I'm trying to write a bash script to clean up my Downloads folder every day at a certain time. The bash script should get called then a python program afterwards to do the cleanup. I'm using launchd ...
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Trying To Delete Left-Over Malware Files

An annoying piece of malware that pretends to be a new Safari / Sonoma security feature has deposited itself and its associated files inside my System/Library/... In short, I need to delete a folder ...
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MacOS: How can I unlock a system plist file to edit? [trying to get rid of a stray Netskope VPN entry]

I'm trying to get rid of a stray Netskope Client (NSClient1) VPN entry that wouldn't go away. I found its traces only in /Library/Preferences/com.apple.networkextension.plist - this is the system's ...
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On Mac OS, can apps with screen recording permission still record your screen even when they're not open?

On Mac OS, can apps with screen recording permission still record your screen even when they're not open? Or do they no longer have the ability to screen record once you've quit them? (That is, they ...
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Turn off iPhone screen sharing after Apple Support call? (Revoke permissions granted)

I had a call with Apple Tech Support and they asked to share my iPhone (11, latest iOS) screen. I granted them permission (clicking swiftly through a number of screens that popped up) and they moved ...
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Is there a way to find ALL permissions, attributes, etc. on a file from the command line?

Migrated to a new machine, but due to some reasons I won't get into, I ended up copying a number of files over from a Time Machine backup directly (i.e. didn't "restore from time machine") ...
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Directories owned by user 501 after migrating between MacBooks and changing users

I set up a new Macbook using the migration assistant. As I wanted to keep the name of my user directory on the old machine, and this was attached to an account I migrated as part of the process, I did ...
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What permissions must I ensure after manually copying contents into ~/Library?

For reasons (Time Machine sparsebundle broke itself irrevocably when I actually needed to restore...) I need to manually copy the contents of ~/Library from a manual backup, to an existing user ...
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How to check SMB config on a Mac regarding connection to a FileServer

We are using FileServer at our company but as an IT Member, I also have another account with admin privileges on the FileServer. The admin account I am using to connect to the remote desktop to use ...
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Is there a way to disable FaceTime's access to the microphone?

Is there any way to disable FaceTime's access to my iPad's microphone? I don't just mean mute the mic during a call, but disable access entirely. FaceTime isn't included in my iPad's list of ...
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MBP 16" 2019 Ventura Permission Issue

I've been having a series of permissions related issues with my 2019 16" MBP running Ventura 13.5.1 I can't actually remember if the problem starts before or after upgrading to Ventura. Keynote ...
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How to give an edited "AppleScript app" necessary permissions in Ventura?

Since updating to macOS Ventura, I’m having a lot of permissions trouble with AppleScripts saved as apps that worked in Monterey (and previous versions of macOS) and seem to work only on the initial ...
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"Install for me only" option is grayed out when trying to install programs

I am running MacOS Ventura on a MacBook Air 2020 (M1). I am running under an admin account, although not the primary account (if there is such a thing). I am trying to install both Microsoft Teams and ...
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Can't move file notifications

I'm getting the following Google Drive notifications pop up (Mac running Ventura 13.3), which is happening every few minutes and annoying me. I can't find the files in question on my drive, nor do I ...
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Strange "Operation not permitted" when automating Keynote via AppleScript

I am on Ventura 13.5. I wrote a little AppleScript to convert directory tree containing Keynote .key files into Powerpoint. I am facing strange error: When I run my script (either from terminal via ...
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Permissions to edit files on Montery in /System/Library/Input Methods/PressAndHold.app

I’m on a macOS Montery and I’m trying to add Romanian characters to the press and hold picker. I found the file in which to add these characters: /System/Library/Input Methods/PressAndHold.app/...
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Some files in Mail.app not attaching, while others do

I'm experiencing some issues when attaching some files when composing a new email in Mail.app resulting in missing image previews or in some instances, files not attaching at all. In the case of png, ...
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Python script unable to access external drive under cron

My desired cron job consists of a bash script that does the following: Create a new Python environment (with a new python executable) Use that Python executable to run a Python script, which accesses ...
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How do I transfer ownership of electron-based applications from one user account to another on a Mac?

I read somewhere that for security purposes it's a good practice to not use your the admin account for your your day to day activities on your computer, but instead create a separate account that ...
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Time Machine [Failed to unlink item] with Google Drive

While looking at the log files for Time Machine, I realized that the previous backups were not being deleted due to an error with a single file: 2023-07-16 05:50:29.434071-0700 [BackupThinning] ...
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Remove user's access to .config and Library folders

I used the following commands to give myself access to the .config folder in order to access Google Chrome's internal files. sudo chown user ~user/.config chmod 711 ~user/.config That did not give me ...
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Can't delete folder named drkit

I recently restored my Mac from a backup and it left behind some files in a deleted users folder. I deleted all of them but there is one folder, titled drkit, that I can't seem to delete: though it ...
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