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Question: What is networkd_privileged in Activity Monitor? Is it a normal mac function?

I never downloaded anything suspicious but wasn’t sure if this meant something bad. Any info will be appreciated.

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Due to some curiosity, but not too much, I've looked into these kinds of

things and steered clear of most inner secret workings of my Macs. Glad

you didn't try n change things. Users don't often have privileges to do so.


..Funner in earlier days when one could simply drag different system parts

to see if they'd work in different early MacOS (pre - X.) Didn't necessarily

need an installer, just drag and drop bits. Control panels, extensions, etc..


Then OS X and BSD unix came along to spoil my 'leg-o building block' fun. 😝


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Apr 23, 2018 1:55 AM in response to Sue.Pr In response to Sue.Pr

This item is like many in a modern macOS that most users unless technical

code writing or using extensive command-line terminal utility access won't

ever use or need to consider. There are legitimate reasons for them to exist.


Actual manuals in codified language are used to learn how to enable function

in an OS. This is far afield from most daily average computer user needs.


BSD File Formats 'man page manpages section 5':

Manual pages (often shortened to "man pages") are a means of providing

documentation on the command line. Most manual pages describe low-level

programming interfaces, command-line tools, and file formats.


So there are manuals on how to use these command-line tools.


And practical alternatives to make user actions within the Mac.

Apple Scripts & other workflow agents can be adapted instead.


terminal command to change files/folders … - Apple Community

http://www.manpagez.com/man ... and if i haven't installed neither xcode nor the developer

command-line tools? ... terminal command to change files/folders creation ...

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{Another odd thing to look into, is Console utility, the system log files.

So much stuff and most of it may be scary; very unintelligible, too.}


A definition brief in technical terms, here for networkd_privileged :

https://www.manpagez.com/man/8/networkd_privileged/

manpagez:


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This would not be something to worry about. And the macOS protects these files.

{Certain vintage Mac OS X won't have this; newer systems may not use it. I looked

didn't see it in El Capitan 10.11.6, via Activity Monitor. Perhaps in 10.8 ~ 10.10.5.}


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Apr 23, 2018 1:55 AM in response to Sue.Pr In response to Sue.Pr

This item is like many in a modern macOS that most users unless technical

code writing or using extensive command-line terminal utility access won't

ever use or need to consider. There are legitimate reasons for them to exist.


Actual manuals in codified language are used to learn how to enable function

in an OS. This is far afield from most daily average computer user needs.


BSD File Formats 'man page manpages section 5':

Manual pages (often shortened to "man pages") are a means of providing

documentation on the command line. Most manual pages describe low-level

programming interfaces, command-line tools, and file formats.


So there are manuals on how to use these command-line tools.


And practical alternatives to make user actions within the Mac.

Apple Scripts & other workflow agents can be adapted instead.


terminal command to change files/folders … - Apple Community

http://www.manpagez.com/man ... and if i haven't installed neither xcode nor the developer

command-line tools? ... terminal command to change files/folders creation ...

User uploaded filehttps://discussions.apple.com/thread/6497750


{Another odd thing to look into, is Console utility, the system log files.

So much stuff and most of it may be scary; very unintelligible, too.}


A definition brief in technical terms, here for networkd_privileged :

https://www.manpagez.com/man/8/networkd_privileged/

manpagez:


User uploaded file


This would not be something to worry about. And the macOS protects these files.

{Certain vintage Mac OS X won't have this; newer systems may not use it. I looked

didn't see it in El Capitan 10.11.6, via Activity Monitor. Perhaps in 10.8 ~ 10.10.5.}


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Apr 23, 2018 2:14 AM in response to Sue.Pr In response to Sue.Pr

Due to some curiosity, but not too much, I've looked into these kinds of

things and steered clear of most inner secret workings of my Macs. Glad

you didn't try n change things. Users don't often have privileges to do so.


..Funner in earlier days when one could simply drag different system parts

to see if they'd work in different early MacOS (pre - X.) Didn't necessarily

need an installer, just drag and drop bits. Control panels, extensions, etc..


Then OS X and BSD unix came along to spoil my 'leg-o building block' fun. 😝


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