Using mac's terrible file sharing prefs, I managed to goof up permissions on my Documents directory. My non-Documents directories have permissions like this:
drwx------+ for . drwxr-xr-x+ for .. -rw-------@ for .DS_Store drwxr-xr-x for most folders drwxr-xr-x@ for some folders -rw-r--r-- for some files -rw-r--r--@ for some files
My Documents directories have permissions like this:
drwx---r-x+ for . drwx---r-x+ for .. -rw----r--@ for .DS_Store drwx---r-x+ for (all?) folders -rw----r--@ for some files -rw----r--+ for some files
It looks like everything that should have group read access is missing it. I realize that chmod can help, and that it has a -R recursive option, but I'm reluctant to start experimenting and mess things up more. In particular, I don't want to set group read in places where it shouldn't be there. Also, I want to change just some bits, leaving the others alone.
Can anyone provide advice about getting this fixed?
Not sure if it's relevant, but I got into this by trying to allow another user on the same machine read/write access to my main user's Documents. In sharing prefs, I tried adding the Documents folder to the list of shared folders and setting everyone to read (or at least read), but in the process, I think I deleted the "staff" group, whatever that is.