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

Ian Silvester iansilvester at fastmail.fm
Sun Nov 5 17:31:17 UTC 2017


Hi Thomas, 

What version of macOS do you have, could you confirm how you know your
account has admin rights, and could you paste into your reply the
snippet of code you'd like to add to user.action?
Do not uninstall/reinstall at this point, it will not help solve
your issue.
Ian

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On Sun, 5 Nov 2017, at 11:08, Thomas Cha wrote:
> 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.> 
> Thanks.
> Thomas
> 
> 
> 
> 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
>>> 
>>> 
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>>> 
>>> 
>>> 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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