“vsearch” Cannot Be Opened Error

Hi I am trying to do the chimera.vsearch() command but I keep getting this error.

I went to my system preferences but there was nothing I could do there. I am not sure what’s wrong and why it won’t open.

Hi Meghan - this is because of Apple’s security settings. You need to press the control key while you right click on the icon and then do “Open with…” → “Terminal”. From there it will ask you if you really want to open the program.

Here’s a good article on the issue with solutions: