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Safe way to fix ownership and permission of Homebrew-related directories as part of cron jobs

I have a cron job that upgrades my Homebrew softwares periodically. Sometimes it runs into the famous directory ownership and permission issue for Homebrew. I'm trying to include some commands in the ...
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How to remove a standard user from iMac without their Apple ID password?

The iMac I use at work has a standard user, belonging to an ex-employee. This person left the company so I would like to remove the user account from the Mac. I have an admin account. The problem is ...
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Permissions issue with shared folder using SMB. macOS can't open Linux files, but Linux can open macOS files without issue

Why can't the macOS machine open any files in the shared folder that were transferred from the Linux machine? The permissions seem to be correct. The shared folder is located on the macOS machine / it ...
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File with @ in permissions

I've done a bunch of searching and can't figure this out. I have a bash file I am trying to create and run, but the file keeps getting saved with an @ in the last position on the permissions: user@...
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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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Can't save files in my own directory due to insane permission error

I was working on my mac and saved a file. Continued to work on the file. One hour later, when I tried to save that file, I saw the message "The document could not be saved. You don't have permission". ...
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Run sudo From Non-Admin Account

Okay, so I'm gearing up to get a new machine so I'm looking at how I can organise things better. Now, currently I use an admin account as my main login account, but I know that that's probably not ...
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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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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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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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How to delete directory ~/Pictures?

This is on MacOS Catalina, but the same behavior has been observed in prior versions of MacOS. Similar questions have been asked for other default directories in the default home directory, but this ...
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Sketch app input field value not increase/decrease with arrows key

I am running Catalina on my MacBook Pro mid 2014 retina. From few days I am having strange issue with my Sketch app. I can’t increase/decrease input values from arrows key. When I select any input ...
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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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Certain file(s) in Finder cannot be opened, renamed, tagged — although all permissions, flags, etc are ok

A bunch of files behave odd in Finder. I cannot not tag, rename, or open them. Opening their info dialog shows everything greyed out, no interactions possible. How did I get into the problem I did ...
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How to prompt to give specific folder access or full disk access to /bin/bash when run in an app bundle on Catalina?

I am trying to get an .app bundle wrapping a shell script that invokes /bin/bash to be allowed to read a plist file in ~/Library/Mail/V7/MailData/Signatures and to write to other files in that ...
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After upgrading/reinstalling some app using Homebrew, how to automatically set its notification settings?

I found each time after I upgrade or reinstall Evernote, macOS prompts me for setting its notification permission settings. Could I make it sticky so I don't have to reset it each time? Or, could I ...
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Grayed out folder won't open in finder

I've never see this before. Here's the facts: It appears to be grayed out in the finder I can not open it by clicking I can move the folder The permissions are set to 777 (overkill i know) I can ...
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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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MacOS Ventura Apps do not ask for permissions after tccutil reset

A similar question to olzpaul's but in this case, I have some, not all, SIP features disabled (see below), though I don't believe this has anything to do with the problem at hand. (WRT SIP, I ...
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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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SMB File Sharing on Big Sur reverts to default permissions automatically

Running Big Sur 11.5 and trying to use File Sharing to access my drive on my local network. I only wish to allow the primary user access so I set the permissions accordingly ("everyone" has ...
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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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Permissions keep changing on Desktop

I am running a Apache2 on my MBP on macOS 10.13.6. I setup everything well, and it works when going to localhost/~user. In my ~/Sites folder, I have a symbolic link to a folder on my Desktop with my ...
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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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How can I see all applications I gave security permissions in the past?

MacOS Venture: 13 I am going through my Mac right now, cleaning it up doing some general security checks and what not. Throughout the years I've downloaded many applications, software, libraries etc ...
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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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What is identityservicesd?

*Just a preface I do not have anything noticeably wrong with my computer (MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015), Mojave 10.14.4), and I was learning as I went along. In the process of cleaning out ...
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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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Why is my Catalina installation throwing up errors about SecurityAgent / login keychain overnight, and showing a grey lock screen?

This is a slightly difficult issue to describe precisely but I'll do my best. About six weeks ago, my installation of Catalina (10.15.7, MacBook Pro 13" 2020 / MacBookPro16,2) started to exhibit ...
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http://localhost/~username - 403 forbidden error

I'm in the process of setting up my local ~/Sites folder, but if I access the page http://localhost/~soren I get a 403 error: Forbidden You don't have permission to access this resource. I have read ...
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iOS Simulator gives 'You dont have permission error'

I am currently on macOS Monterey 12.2 and have started an iPhone 12 iOS 15.0 simulator. On this simulator, if I drop files from desktop or a folder inside desktop, I get an error saying, 'The file ...
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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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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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How do I remove file access for unknown user (as reported by Finder's File Info)? [closed]

File Info, under Sharing & Permissions, says "You have custom access" and lists: Name Privilege joe (user) Read & Write staff (group) Read & Write everyone Read only But ...
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How to restore default user permissions (MacOS 13 Ventura)

Background I have 3 Macs at home, all running MacOS 13 Ventura. All of these Macs are running on relatively new computers but the systems have been passed on via Migration Assistant/Time Machine ...
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Why do I get "ls: Desktop: Operation not permitted" when I own Desktop?

I'm on Big Sur, and I understand there have been some changes with permissions in macOS since Catalina. I don't understand, however, how it is possible that I cannot ls ~/Desktop when ls -l ~ shows ...
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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 access to the '.config' folder on macOS?

I need to access to '/Users/marienfarge/.config/NuGet' for a problem with virtual studio but I can't open the folder. (I have a red '-' on the folder) When I tried to open it : Impossible to open the ...
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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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How to update my root certificates on an older version of macOS (e.g. El Capitan)?

I have not been able to get the script from this post to work. How do I update my root certificates on an older version of macOS (e.g. El Capitan)? How do I update my root certificates on an older ...
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Items can’t be copied to “folder name” because you don’t have permission to read them

When trying to copy files to a network drive (external hard drive via Router by way of SMB) from MacBook Pro, I get the following: Items can’t be copied to “folder name” because you don’t have ...
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Change ownership of files to remove need for multiple permissions

In my home (/Users/) folder I have many files migrated from previous installations, with different Owners and Permissions set. /User shows I have three Users set in addition to Guest and Shared. I ...
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ssh: permissions in files /etc

I think, that I have broken the permissions for (at least) the files in /etc, and this is why ssh is no longer working. hosts.allow: sshd : ALL ALL : ALL hosts.deny: sshd: ALL hosts: ## # Host ...
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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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Additional permissions are required to access the following files

I have a MS Word document with links to other word documents. Every time I click on one of these links, I get the "Additional permissions are required to access the following files" messages ...
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Preview signature annotation: Without the owner password, you do not have permission to create or modify annotations in the document

I need to download a banking form and email it back. After opening the PDF in macOS Preview, I attempt to sign it via Tools > Annotate > Signature This gives the error: Without the owner ...
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Slack not recognising Screen Recording permissions

I have two users who are reporting that the Slack app continues to send them to the System Preferences→Security & Privacy→Privacy->Screen Recording list when they try and screen share. They ...
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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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