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Error while executing.plist file Path had bad ownership/permissions (2)

Getting a error while executing the plist file in terminal

ERROR : Path had bad ownership/permissions

1) I created a plist file using xcode 6 and saved the plist file in path library/launchdaemons/myfile.plist

myfile.plist

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd">
<plist version="1.0">
<dict>
    <key>Label</key>
    <string>myfile</string>
    <key>ProgramArguments</key>
    <array>
        <string>/Desktop/myscript.sh</string>
    </array>
    <key>StartCalendarInterval</key>
    <array>
        <dict>
            <key>Hour</key>
            <integer>14</integer>
            <key>Minute</key>
            <integer>35</integer>
        </dict>
    </array>
</dict>
</plist>

2) In terminal i used the sudo launchctl load command to load the plist file

sudo launchctl load /library/launchdaemons/myfile.plist

3) After that i am getting this error

/Library/LaunchDaemons/myfile.plist: Path had bad ownership/permissions

Where i am going wrong ?


The plist file must be owned by root and group wheel as rw only for owner. So root:wheel 600


Try changing the ownership of the .plist file, as noted here.

sudo chown root /Library/LaunchDaemons/myfile.plist
sudo chgrp wheel /Library/LaunchDaemons/myfile.plist

or more simply, change the user and group in one command:

sudo chown root:wheel /Library/LaunchDaemons/myfile.plist

It is also worth noting that these root LaunchDaemons can't be world writable, for security reasons:

sudo chmod o-w /Library/LaunchDaemons/*