In macOS Big Sur (v11.2.3), how can I completely disable the following warning (see screenshot), for all applications I ever download? Yes, I know of the potential security risks, and I’m willing to take them.
sudo defaults write com.apple.LaunchServices LSQuarantine -bool NO
And I’ve also completely disabled Gatekeeper:
sudo spctl --master-disable
I tried rebooting my system, but still, macOS keeps adding the quarantine flag to any new files I download (I’m not concerned about old ones I’ve already downloaded). What else can I try?
Unfortunately, I haven’t found a way to do this natively. But as @Spiff recommended in the comment above, there is a workaround:
First, install Homebrew, if you haven’t already. Then, run the following three commands in your Terminal:
brew install watchman watchman watch ~/Downloads watchman -- trigger ~/Downloads removequarantine '*' -- ~/remove-quarantine.sh
The first command will install watchman, an open-source file watching tool.
The other two commands will set up a watcher for the Downloads folder. Anytime a file is added or modified in that folder, watchman will call the script in
~/remove-quarantine.sh. We still have to create that script. Using a text editor, create a new file and name it
remove-quarantine.sh, place it in your home folder, and add the following line to it:
xattr -dr com.apple.quarantine ~/Downloads/$1
You can find more details in a blog post I made about this.