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Mac OS X - access files owned by system

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I have a local instance of apache with an application writing to a cache directory. The cache directory is written to by _www:staff. It appears in the finder with a 'no-entry' icon. How can I add my ...
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I copied over some old files of a time machine backup on a USB drive. When I try and access a user's Desktop for example I get a "can't be opened because you don't have permission to see its contents" ...
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My macbook recently died and I am currently trying to figure out how to copy my data. What I did was, I took out the hard drive, put it in an enclosure and plugged it in to my other laptop that runs ...
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I back up fairly regularly with Time Machine. Recently, my hard drive crashed and now I wish to put my old contents onto /temp. I am unable to do it in the laptop, as when I open the 'documents' ...
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I'm trying to run a site on a MAMP stack, but when I load a page the assets aren't showing up. I inspected the Net tab in Firebug, and my stylesheet tags are pointing to the right CSS files, but the ...
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Fix group in files/folders on Mac OS X to view in Apache?

I copied a directory from a Windows server into the defined document root of my MacBook's installation of Apache. However, the file permissions are wrong. I've tried setting both the user and group to ...
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Can't access files on external drive after reformatting Macbook Pro

I recently had to reformat my Macbook Pro, and imported my account and settings from Time Machine via the Migration Assistant. Everything on the Mac itself is fine, but now I don't have permission to ...
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I just would like some simple protection of my files, and from my point of view, there's nothing like unix permissions system. Chmoding and chowning folders and files just gives me the flexibility I'm ...