Using the macOS Terminal to repair Wineskins¶
On the bleeding edge? You can also use the Terminal to repair your Wineskin.
Open Terminal. It should be in your
Type the following command.
sudo xattr -rd com.apple.quarantine "~/path/to/my/osu\!.app"
~/path/to/my/osu\!.app is the filepath to your osu! install.
Using the terminal with
sudo will allow you to perform commands as admin. Improper use of the terminal can negatively affect your computer. Please don’t type something you don’t completely understand - ask us a question instead!
If you choose to use the macOS Terminal to repair Wineksins, then below are some helpful tips if you’re a bit lost.
For an application with the name
! will confuse the Terminal window. Therefore, you must escape it by prefixing the
! with a
\ (backslash) to form
osu\!.app. It is also recommended you enclose the filepath in quotation marks.
Entering your password¶
You may be asked for your password. While entering your password the cursor might blink but you won’t see any characters appear on the screen - this is normal! Just proceed to type your password as if there was a dialog box there, and hit Enter once you’re done. If you enter your password wrong, the prompt will re-appear and you can try again.
If you get a
Permission denied error it means you aren’t using an administrator account. In your Terminal window, type:
su - administrator
administrator is the name of your system’s admin account. When the
Password: prompt appears, enter your password for
administrator (or whatever your admin account is). Then try running the Terminal command (or to do this automatically, type
Finding the name of the administrator account¶
If you don’t know which account is your admin account (like if you use a family computer), go to the
Apple menu (top-left corner of the screen) >
System Preferences... >
Users & Groups and you should be able to see which account is your administrator account. You’ll still need the password to execute the command though.
On older macOS versions, you may get a warning that looks like this.
Improper use of the sudo command could lead to data loss or the deletion of important system files. Please double-check your typing when using sudo. Type "man sudo" for more information. To proceed, enter your password, or type Ctrl-C to abort.
Type your password as normal, as shown above.
Finding osu!’s filepath¶
Having trouble finding the filepath of your osu! installation? You can drag and drop the file from your installation directory (or the Desktop) to get the path!