[Privoxy-users] Mac version 3.0.26 (stable) question

Thomas Cha tomcha75 at gmail.com
Sun Nov 5 16:08:51 UTC 2017

Hi Ian,

Writing back to you much earlier than I thought.

I tried adding the code to the user.action file and ran into a permission
problem. Then same thing with the config file. Here's the message I'm
getting in both cases:

You don't own the file "config" and don't have permission to write to it.
You can duplicate this document and edit the duplicate. Only the duplicate
will include your changes.
[Cancel] [Duplicate]

What do I do? Make the duplicate and rename it to the original file name?

I tried right clicking on the files to change the permission from there to
be able to read & write but that didn't seem to help. My account has the
admin rights.


On Sun, Nov 5, 2017 at 11:01 AM, Thomas Cha <tomcha75 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Ian,
> Thanks so much for your reply. I'm going to have to r-read it several
> times to digest what you're saying, but I think I understand.
> And I have been given a snippet of code to copy and paste to the bottom of
> the file so I should be ok, or I hope so.
> If all else fails, then I will just delete and reinstall and try the
> online method you prescribed.
> Thanks again so much for your taking the time to reply. Really appreciate
> the help.
> Thomas
> On Sun, Nov 5, 2017 at 10:53 AM, Ian Silvester <iansilvester at fastmail.fm>
> wrote:
>> Hi Thomas,
>> All the configuration files are located at /usr/local/etc/privoxy. macOS
>> hides the /usr folder from Finder however, so to get there from Finder
>> you'll need to type Cmd-Shift-G and type /usr in the box that shows, the
>> navigate down through the folders. So long as your macOS account has
>> admin rights you'll be able to edit Privoxy's configuration files in a
>> text editor.
>> That said, if you're new to Privoxy, you might be best off adding rules
>> to user.action via the web UI, since it will handle getting the syntax
>> right for you. To enable that, edit the file config (at the path I
>> listed above) and change the value of setting enable-edit-actions to 1.
>> From then on, you can browse to http://p.p in your web browser to edit
>> your rules.
>> Hope that helps,
>> Ian
>> My PGP public
>> key[http://diem.serveftp.net:8080/IanSilvesterPGPPublicKey.asc]
>> On Sun, 5 Nov 2017, at 02:48, Thomas Cha wrote:
>> > I'm completely new and don't know if this is the right place to ask.
>> > (sorry
>> > if it's not and please let me know where)
>> >
>> > Downloaded the Mac OS X version 3.0.26 from
>> > https://sourceforge.net/projects/ijbswa/files/Macintosh%20%
>> 28OS%20X%29/3.0.26%20%28stable%29/I
>> > downloaded the Privoxy 3.0.26 65 bit.pkg then ran and installed it.
>> >
>> > For something I need to do, it's telling me to go to the Privoxy
>> > installation directory (I found the folder in the Applications folder)
>> > and
>> > add some lines to the end of the user.action file. But I can't seem to
>> > find
>> > this file anywhere.
>> >
>> > Where do I look to find it?
>> >
>> > I saw it in a version recommended at the top of the list (by clicking on
>> > the link "Download privoxy-3.0.24-stable-src.tar.gz (1.7 MB)") and
>> found
>> > the user.action file but couldn't install it. I'm guessing that was for
>> > Windows and not for Mac...
>> >
>> > Where I do find the right file? Or if I have the right file, then where
>> > do
>> > I find the user.action after having installed it?
>> >
>> > Thanks.
>> > Thomas
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