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Don't touch the System Domain
Authored by: alunapr on Oct 29, '02 04:55:55AM
Sorry, but I really would not encourage people to do this.

The Mac OSX file system is divided into 'domains': System, Local, User and Network. The System domain can only be touch by root (not admin), and consists of the /System folder and parts of /Applications. The local domain includes /Library and is modifiable by admin. The User domain consists of the current user's home directory. As admin, if you want to add startup items they should go in /Library/StartupItems, as the hints says (it works fine).

Here is what Apple says about /System (from 'System Overview'):
The part of the system domain containing the Apple-provided files essential to a bootable system. It includes resources such as system frameworks and fonts. Only the "root" user can modify the contents of this directory; users with "admin" group privileges cannot modify it. Never try to change what is in this directory because doing so could render the system unbootable; for that reason, enabling the root user is discouraged. Note that Apple-provided applications and documentation are not put here.


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