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macOS Frequently Asked Questions

How do I find out the Bundle ID of an Application?

Run the following snippet of Applescript with the exact name of the Application in question, i.e. "Alfred 5" or "TextMate"

$ osascript -e 'id of app "Music"'

How do I reset macOS permission for an Application?

Launch Terminal and quit the app in question, i.e. Alfred. Paste the following command in Termin and press Return.

tccutil reset All com.runningwithcrayons.Alfred

How can I get rid of

Actually it's easy, not even sudo necessary! Just issue the following command for current working directory recursively down:

xattr -rd

BUT: This does only work in! Not in iTerm2, not in Wezterm, not in $you-name-it>. Just! In!! Weird, isn't it?

By the way, is a new extended attribute mark files that where quarantined but you choose to allowlist them. So this marks them has having been quarantined. It has been introduced with Ventura.

Last update: October 9, 2023