Save/Load Settings Of OS X App
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All Apps in OS X store their settings in one or more plist files located in

To save the settings of an app use the following bash command:

Example:

To load the settings of an app use the following bash commands:

Example (works only in a terminal other than the default terminal, which is changed here):

Disable System Integrity Protection (SIP)
Disable System Integrity Protection (SIP) avatar

Sometimes, when  performing a terminal command with sudo in OS X 10.11 (El Capitan) you ge a

permission denied

because of SIP. To disable this feature do the following steps: 

  1. Swith to recovery mode by rebooting and holding down CMD+R until the progress bar appears
  2. Open a Terminal by cklicking Utilities -> Terminal
  3. type csrutil disable
  4. Swith back to normal mode by rebooting