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commit 864cd9b8ef2c7d708d4160756e51dfa4bab94f16
parent f3cc7c4c4e46778eedab18c4d25c7009b9bbb04f
Author: ijl <>
Date:   Tue,  7 May 2019 15:49:22 +0000

Add NSSystemAdministrationUsageDescription to macOS manifest

This resolves permission failures when modifying root-owned files
and such, e.g., modifying /etc/hosts. It had been possible
to work around this by adding alacritty to the set of
applications with "Full Disk Access" in System Preferences. macOS
now opens a prompt to confirm permission with a new installation.

This fixes #2337.
Diffstat: | 2++
Mextra/osx/ | 2++
2 files changed, 4 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)

diff --git a/ b/ @@ -9,6 +9,8 @@ and this project adheres to [Semantic Versioning]( ### Packaging - The xclip dependency has been removed +- On macOS, Alacritty now requests NSSystemAdministrationUsageDescription to + avoid permission failures ### Added diff --git a/extra/osx/ b/extra/osx/ @@ -52,5 +52,7 @@ <string>An application in Alacritty would like to access your microphone.</string> <key>NSRemindersUsageDescription</key> <string>An application in Alacritty would like to access your reminders.</string> + <key>NSSystemAdministrationUsageDescription</key> + <string>An application in Alacritty requires elevated permissions.</string> </dict> </plist>