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How to Repair Permissions on OS X EL Capitan

Repairing Permissions was a simple procedure that Mac users can complete using the Disk Utility app or through the command line which repairs the permissions of various files on your Mac. but when Apple Introduced System Integrity Protection which simply locks critical folder as write-protected in OS X EL Capitan, After that repairpermissions was not necessary so apple removed that functionality but if you’re a dev or an advanced user you surely need to fix permission after dealing with system files in case the following tool will help you

Developer Firewolf Pl made a binary which repairs permissions on OS X EL Capitan, Thanks to Him for the awesome work


His Binary Supports
OS X Mavericks (10.9.X)
OS X Yosemite (10.11.X)
OS X EL Capitan (10.11.X)


First Disable System Integrity Protection on OS X EL Capitan
Then Download the Following Package & Install It
when you install the “RepairPermissions” Package, it copies RepairPermissions binary to /usr/local/bin & then it will repair permissions of your current OS X & exit, so you don’t have to run it immediately after installation

but in case if you want to use the tool in Terminal

sudo RepairPermissions targetVolume

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where targetVolume is a valid mount point of a system partition.

sudo RepairPermissions /Volumes/Mac

Notes & Limitations

  • RepairPermissions should be placed at /usr/local/bin if you want to use RepairPermissions directly from OS X’ Terminal. (You don’t have to worry about this the installer takes cares of it)
  • You can ONLY repair the permissions on the current root volume if RepairPermissions is used in single-user mode
  • TABLES (You can ONLY repair the permissions on OS X El Capitan under OS X El Capitan.)
Download Mac OS X Lion


RepairPermissions EL Capitan


The alternative way to repair permissions on OS X EL Capitan

This way doesn’t require any additional files, Open Terminal and type or copy paste the following commands
To Verify your Disk

sudo /usr/libexec/repair_packages --verify --standard-pkgs /

To repair permissions

sudo /usr/libexec/repair_packages --repair --standard-pkgs --volume /

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