fakeroot

v 1.35.1 Updated: 3 weeks, 3 days ago

Tool for simulating superuser privileges

fakeroot runs a command in an environment where it appears to have root privileges for file manipulation. It does this by means of LD_PRELOAD and SYSV IPC (or TCP) trickery.

https://wiki.debian.org/FakeRoot/

To install fakeroot, paste this in macOS terminal after installing MacPorts

sudo port install fakeroot

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