MAC OS - folder permissions

i need to copy a mib file which i have downloaded onto my desktop.  when issuing the following command and enter the prompted password it says operation not permitted.  

MacBook-Pro:Desktop bryantotten$ sudo cp /usr/share/snmp/mibs/
cp: /usr/share/snmp/mibs/ Operation not permitted

thanks for any assistance you can provide
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Gerwin Jansen, EE MVETopic Advisor Commented:
/usr/share is part of System Integrity Protection -

The message you get means indeed that you have no permission to copy files into the /usr/share/snmp/mibs folder.

There is a way to disable System Integrity Protection but that is not advised. Why do you need to copy a file to that location?
AVL_ITAuthor Commented:

thanks for the response.  i am working on a script which calls netsnmp.  this script will be a network management tool for cisco devices.  the mibs that come with the mac os do not include the cisco mibs, which is why i need to update.  

i understand your concern in writing to this file location, however i am not coming up with a good workaround.

Gerwin Jansen, EE MVETopic Advisor Commented:
Then you need to (temporarily) disable SIP, the procedure is here:

Recommend you have an up to date Time Machine backup before you start.

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AVL_ITAuthor Commented:
that worked.  thanks!
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