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

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can't change permissions on /usr/lib folder [duplicate]

Im trying to install an iLok crack at /System/iOSSupport/usr After installing the plugin, and trying to Replace a libstdc file at / usr / lib / (with a file from an archive for the current version) ...
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After upgrading to Catalina `csrutil disable` doesn't seem to work anymore [duplicate]

I just upgraded to Catalina and now the csrutil disable command no longer lets me edit locked folders. I mostly just want to customize the icons for native apps like Finder and Launchpad. I typed in ...
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Disabled SIP, but still can't make changes? [duplicate]

Disabled SIP, but still can't make changes: sh-3.2# id uid=0(root) gid=0(wheel) groups=0(wheel),1(dae…… sh-3.2# mkdir PAH-en mkdir: PAH-en: Read-only file system sh-3.2# csrutil status System ...
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sudo chown “Operation not permitted” - how to resolve permissions to allow chown by admin or root users?

As sanity check I was sudo chowning some folders due to having run some commands previously that generated some root owned files in my $HOME. I ended seeing an error in this process that got me ...
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Admin vs Domain account

I created my iMac's account as a domain user without admin rights. My IT department then made my account an admin. Currently, every time I change or create files, or when I install softwares I am ...
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How can I make sure my Mac has access to files on its own SMB server? [duplicate]

I have a Mac mini that runs a Samba server through the "file sharing" option in settings. I can create files on it and my clients can access it. However, creating files on the client end causes my ...
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Permission denied when trying to reinstall macOS Mojave

So this is what happened. When using my Mac Mini I tried to open Opera browser and suddenly it said something like “Can’t open this application. Contact the administrator of this computer”. I don’t ...
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How can I run an executable as sudo by double clicking in Finder?

I just wanted to see if anyone more experienced with MacOS (primarily develop on Windows) can help me with a small issue I'm currently trying to resolve. Based on the comments I just want to add some ...
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After Catalina upgrade and server to 5.9, AFP ACL access locked, SMB access ok

After upgrading a file sharing server to macOS 10.15.3 and Server 5.9, we can mount our shared volumes via AFP but can not open them because of permissions. We can access them through SMB but are ...
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How to avoid / repair permission problems between Mojave and Catalina

I installed Catalina (clean install) to a new volume in the same APFS Container like Mojave. Then I created a volume "Shared Data" that contains all personal data that I moved from "/Mojave/users/... ...
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How to stop apps from opening my browser

I have installed few apps that after they auto update, they open up my browser on their maker's web site. It's very annoying and I don't know how to stop it. Viber is probably the worst, updates ...
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“fse.node” cannot be opened because the developer cannot be verified. While doing npm run dev or watch [duplicate]

On macOS Catalina 10.15.3, I am getting the below error message while running npm run dev or npm run watch. It seems like something to do with nodejs but no idea know how to resolve it. “fse.node” ...
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csrutil disable: command not found El Capitan

I was using a SATA HDD running Yosemite on a MBP 2012. I installed a SSD drive with El Capitan. I took out the DVD optical drive and replaced it with a drive case for the HDD. Now when I am running ...
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Catalina and old application compatibility regarding new file system access rights

I am trying to make Time Lapse Assembler work on Catalina but no luck so far. I can open the UI and input files etc but when it comes to writing a destination file it gives an error without giving ...
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Reset system file permissions modified by disabling system integrity protection

Is there a way to reset permissions on (and/or fully restore) files protected by System Integrity Protection? I realize I have had SIP disabled for a while now and I want to make sure system files ...
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Creating Rsync script to copy files for multiple users and the shared directory

I want to copy files to an external drive to use as a backup using RSync. I have installed OpenMediaVault to serve as NAS. I installed RSyncOsX to have a GUI to set parameters for Rsync to execute. ...
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User can't save any changes on an SMB share

We run a mixed environment of Mac/Windows. Our Macs are on High Sierra and using Windows Server 16. This is issue is only happening to this domain user. Our permissions are very flat, everyone has ...
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npm install -g react-native-cli does not work: EACCES: permission denied

I'm trying install react-native-cli in My MacBook. Executing this command in my terminal npm install -g react-native-cli Getting this error npm WARN checkPermissions Missing write access to /usr/...
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Unable to use chromedriver following OS upgrade [duplicate]

Error: “chromedriver” cannot be opened because the developer cannot be verified. Updated OS is Catalina, version 10.15.2 (19C57). chromedriver was working fine prior to the OS update. I've tried ...
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Can't ls Documents or Downloads in catalina? [duplicate]

I just exported a markdown file from an application into my Documents folder. I can see it in finder, but I can't see it from ls or from emacs. Can anyone please explain to me what's up with this ...
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Change chmod from /sbin/shutdown

I'd like to change the rights of the shutdown executable from 751 to 750, because I'd like non-admin users to have no right to shutdown their Macs. Except I have the chmod error: Unable to change file ...
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Touch ID needed when creating a file in external ssd

I recently bought an external ssd to put my files in it for my Macbook Pro 2019, at first I linked it at Time machine but I withdrew my decision. The problem is that I didn't use it before time ...
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My iPhone 11 running iOS 13.3 won’t give permission to apps to use my camera or microphone

I’ve rebooted, deleted and reinstalled apps. I’ve also reset my location and security settings. No deal. This is affecting WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram, messenger and many more. Sometimes it will ...
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I know the sudo password, can I use sudo and install software without logging out and switching to the admin user?

I have two accounts on my MacBook (runs Catalina 15.1), one is admin, one is non-admin. Both are mine, so I know the password for both. Sometimes when I want to run some 'sudo' command or use the ...
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How to disable Documents folder protection?

I'm working on a C++ program in Xcode, which opens some files in the project folder, which is in ~/Documents/Xcode Projects. Because it's in my Documents folder, every time I run the program, it asks ...
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Can I not share external hard drives through my Macbook's standard file sharing system?

I'm trying to share an external hard drive through lan file sharing (SMB). The sharing works for folders and file in my Macbook. I have set up a “Sharing” account that I give access to the files I ...
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How can I completely erase a “read only” USB drive?

I have a USB drive that appears to be stuck as a "read-only" device. I have tried to format it as MS-DOS (FAT) Master Boot Record using Disk Utility, but I get the following I also have followed all ...
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Repair Disk Permissions in Terminal seems to hang

OK, I tried following (OS X Yosemite) the instructions here https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT203538 And I went into Terminal and typed in the following diskutil resetUserPermissions / id -u But ...
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Moving photos to a new Mac from an old one - issues with permissions and iCloud [closed]

OK here's the story. My wife's old Mac -- a late 2010 MacBook Air currently running Yosemite. We get a new Macbook Air (high end model) running Mojave. I use the Migration Assistant to transfer the ...
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How do I gain write permission for the defaults shell command?

I recently migrated to a new Macbook. If I do a $ defaults write ... in my shell, I get an error shaped like defaults[12608:79345] Could not write domain Apple Global Domain; exiting. Using sudo ...
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Chown to make sudo unncessary?

I am setting up a new Mac for mobile app development and so I need to install a lot of things through the Terminal. Its asking me for sudo to do a lot of things and I vaguely remember a chown command ...
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Is there any way to access an external drive on a Catalina machine via sftp?

After upgrading to Catalina, it seems to be not possible to access an external drive from another machine using sftp - the new removable drive access permissions prevent it, and nothing pops up to ask ...
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Can I create a user that only has Network permissions?

I would like to create an account that only has permission to modify the Network preference pane in the System Preferences (in it's entirety). Is such a feature feasible? Comparable to Windows, where ...
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Every application's file open/save dialogue asks for “Keystroke Receiving” permission

Is this a normal thing or I have some kind of plugins or applications which makes my requesters require this permission?
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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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