Developer environment on Mac - It doesn't work!

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I am trying to setup my developer environment in a Mac with High Sierra to start creating Sharepoint Framework apps. 

I have installed NodeJs 8 with Homebrew and the yeoman generator as is instructed on the Microsoft guide. 

The problem is when I run "yo @microsoft/sharepoint". I get this error:

Error: EACCES: permission denied, open '/Users/americo/.config/configstore/insight-yo.json'
You don't have access to this file.

I tried with sudo command but there is no difference. 

Is it still available to work with Sharepoint framework on Macs? If it so, how is the setup? 


Best regards


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I manage to solve it. 

The problem is in the .config folder in High Sierra which is protected. 

As administrator I have to take ownership over the folder.



great you solved it i am working on a mac for long time and love it.

Hi Paul,

Which editor are you using on Mac? 

Right now I am using VS code and I am testing WebStorm which is nice, I don't need to write the path to the package that I want to use in my app, WebStorm find it itself. 

I would like test others editor before I decide which to keep.