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New File via Dropbox Does Not Inherit Windows Directory Permissions

Environment: Windows Server 2012 Mac OS 10.6.8 Dropbox The purpose of the Dropbox share is to allow the user on the Mac to move files into a directory that is served by IIS on the Windows Server ...
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How to prevent USB from .fseventsd, .Trashes, .Spotlight-V100 folders and .DS_Store files?

If you give somebody your USB drive to put files on it, it is so annoying to clean up afterwards, all these useless for other than OSX platforms artifacts, which pollute the disk. Is it any solution ...
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Mac OS X - access files owned by system

How can I access folders with those permissions? When trying through terminal: superUser99:tmp superUser99$ cd launchd -bash: cd: launchd: Permission denied
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AppleScript shows “Document could not be opened. You don’t have permission.” but file can be opened?

I am getting a "The document [filename] could not be opened. You don't have permission" when attempting to access several files in an AppleScript. However, I can open these files manually without ...
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129 views

Allow app to request authefication

I use ForkLift as default file manager. From time to time some files could be overwritten only with user permission. Finder asks password but Forklift just says that it is impossible. Launching ...
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What is this hidden directory doing on my Desktop?

On my Mac I just encountered a hidden directory on my desktop. I don't recall putting it there. When I type ls -la in Terminal on the desktop I get the following: The last folder is what triggered ...
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1answer
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How can I add myself to _www:staff permanently on osx?

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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Mac Permission Editing

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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Mac OS X ACL and file permissions

I'm trying to share a directory between 2 users, so that both have full access to it and to any files, and directories created within. Here are the things I've done so far: Create a group for the 2 ...
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1answer
124 views

How to mount shared folder/disk as 755 and not as 700 mode?

If I mount a time capsule disk (or another AFP, SMB network resource) and look on it with ls -la it appears as drwx------, so rsync can't access it (even with sudo). How to mount a network resource ...
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1answer
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How to make changes in shared folders between two Mac computers and save those changes?

I have a follow up question to the question on how to share files between two Mac computers. I've gotten that far using the "sharing" option in "preferences". Now the problem is that the person I'm ...
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999 views

How to backup mac data using ubuntu

Suddenly my Mac Mini hard drive crashed and I am trying to save data from Macintosh HD 2 in my USB case using Ubuntu. I am able to mount Macintosh HD 2 but getting this error: You do not have the ...
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How can I restore the permissions of my “/usr” folder?

I accidentally set the permission of my hidden 'usr' to 'no access' (meant read only). Now no applications can open (they just bounce). When trying to sudo cd or ls in terminal, I simply get: ...
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1answer
98 views

Can I set a user-specific umask for GUI apps?

I've set my umask to 077 in ~/.profile, but this only affects command-line programs, not graphical applications like the Finder. Is there a way I can change the umask that apps running under my ...
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1answer
97 views

Does finder have an internal, more restrictive set of file permissions?

My OSX Mountain Lion has two users (say, me and otheruser). When logged in as me, I can look at /Users/otheruser/Public, and drop files into /Users/otheruser/Public/Drop Box, where I can't see them. ...
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688 views

What are “Paste Item Exactly” and “Duplicate Exactly” in Finder?

While holding Opt and Shift, the Finder menu items Duplicate and Paste Item become Duplicate Exactly and Paste Item Exactly. These require administrator permissions. How are they different from the ...
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1answer
215 views

Why can't I change ownership to 'staff' without 'sudo'?

If I have a file that's owned by Me and is in group staff, I can chown Me:admin and chown Me:Me but in order to chown Me:staff I must sudo chown Me:staff to avoid an "Operation not permitted" error. ...
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1answer
768 views

How to remove Quarantine from file permissions in OS X

I downloaded a .pem file and my Mac OS X (10.8.2) added an @ sign at the end of the file permissions. This is causing file permission issues. I can't seem to remove the quarantine flag. I even tried ...
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779 views

How do I delete a hard link to an executable I don't own?

I used the following command to create a hard link to an executable: ln `which xcrun` gcc The link worked as expected. However, it seems I don't have the permissions to remove it. $ rm gcc ...
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How can I unlock a non system Mac OS X 10.5.8 drive

I have just had to reinstall OS 10.5.8 on my G4 tower (I'm using it as a file server/auxiliary machine) I'm not sure if that has anything to do with it but, I have another internal drive in the ...
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1answer
267 views

OS X Mountain Lion web server permisssions

I've set up a web server on OS X Mountain Lion (not the server version) what is working perfectly. The problem I am having is that if I edit a PHP file in the server document directory from another ...
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1answer
126 views

How do I set the umask for all applications running under a specific user?

Is there any way to set the default umask for GUI applications on a mac without modifying /etc/launchd.conf or similar? I want to change it for my account without affecting others.
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1answer
486 views

Set permissions to www user to run ImageMagick

I have installed ImageMagick on my OSX Lion. When running from the console everything works fine. But when I'm trying to run 'convert -version' from a php script : <? exec('convert -version', ...
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1answer
259 views

How do I read numeric permissions greater than 777?

I noticed this just now, when using find and stat to get the permissions of all the items in /usr/local/share/locale before I recursively change them. stat shows the permissions in a numeric format ...
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OS X - read permission on NTFS drive

I'm on OS X Mountain Lion and I try to copy a folder from an NTFS formatted usb drive, which I stored there from a Windows 7 computer. The NTFS drive is mounted as read only in Mountain Lion, which ...
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1answer
297 views

What are the correct access rights for the com.apple.dock.plist file on OS X?

After having some problems removing items from the dock on OS X (Mountain Lion) today, I found out that if I reset the access rights on a particular file to give everyone all rights, it worked. This ...
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Hosts file is not editable, even as root user

I am trying to edit my hosts file on Mac OS X Lion 10.7.4. I've tried all the Terminal trickery I can, but I always get "Operation not permitted" when attempting to modify the file. I've tried: sudo ...
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1answer
126 views

Setting user & group in a new Mac OS X installation?

Our product is an Audio Units that needs to be installed in /Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/Components/ In order to allow automatic updates, we need to create the Audio-Unit bundle (ourapp.component) with ...
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1answer
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Can't delete a directory in Mac

We have a bundle App.component and inside it we have a 'Contents' directory with the following permissions: drwxrwxrwx 4 root wheel 136 Mar 18 15:05 Contents When I try to delete this directory ...
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What is the '+' at the end of long listing format? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the + at the end of Unix permissions in a long listing format? Here's an example drwxr-xr-x+ 6 reza reza 204 Mar 5 20:23 .ssh/ Although I am the ...
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4answers
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Fixing/Correcting OS X home folder file permissions

Long story short, I managed to muck up the file permissions within my home directory in OS X (Lion). While I'm familiar enough with linux file permissions and more than comfortable changing them, I ...
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1answer
388 views

permissions for apache user

I have apache set to the _www user account. Every time I create a file in the site directory, It's getting created with owner/group of myusername / wheel, so apache doesn't have access to it and I ...
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1answer
145 views

Set permissions so that Apache and I will be able to edit files

I'm on a Mac, but I guess it applies to Linux too, since I'm using a command line. When I write web applications, the apache user (which is _www on a Mac) has to be able to edit files as well as me. ...
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How do disk permissions fall into a state of disrepair?

I used OSX's Disk Utility to Verify Disk Permissions and found a lot of system files had incorrect permissions. I'd say all of them were more open, allowing others to read or write. Also, many had ...
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4answers
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Can not remove all files from Trash in OS X

I am try to empty the Trash, which takes forever. Most of the files have been removed, but I am left with several that will not delete, and I now get the following message: The operation can’t be ...
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locked files on HFS+ home partition shared between OSX/Linux

I dual boot into Arch Linux and OS X 10.6 on my MacBook pro. I synced my UID between both OSes and created an HFS partition (with no journaling) to use as a shared home/Users partition. For the most ...
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1answer
97 views

Some files transferred from my iPhone has no read access to other people?

I've just went back from a trip and took lots of pictures with my DSLR and my iPhone. I gave my friend the files, we're both using Mac OS X Snow Leoapard. Strangely, some files transferred from my ...
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Why does chown reports “Operation not permitted” on OSX?

I am trying to do the following on my Mac (10.6.7) : sudo chown myusername:wheel ./entries but Unix/Mac is returning "Operation not permitted". When I ls -lash the culprit file, it looks as ...
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1answer
1k views

Adding an unlisted group in Mac OS X

I accidentally removed the "staff" group from a set of folder permissions and I have no idea how to get it back. Is there a way to get it back, and if so how?
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1answer
685 views

Changing the group to nogroup in Mac OS X

I'm trying to change the group of several files in Mac OS X using the group nogroup: chown my_user:nogroup file.txt Problem is that it does not change at all, although the nogroup is currently ...
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1answer
334 views

Open read-only file on OSX

There is a file in my /opt/local/include folder on OSX that I wish to edit. This is currently set to 'Read only'. So, to allow me to edit, I have selected get info, then under sharing and permissions ...
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2answers
1k views

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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Make shell script executable in Mac os x without entering the terminal

I have a client that has a mac os x leopard (10.5). I want to be able to ask him to save a shell script that I made in his desktop and execute it, but I can't open the terminal without the client ...
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4answers
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Permissions on private key in .ssh folder?

I changed my permissions in my .ssh folder and now when I use a piece of software that uses my private key, I have to type my password each time. What should my permissions be on my id_rsa file to ...
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1answer
698 views

XAMPP on OS X: PHP can't create files because of permissions, but it should run as root

I run XAMPP (which starts PHP and apache) with this command: do shell script "sudo xampp start" password "******" with administrator privileges So I asume it has admin privileges, does PHP get ...
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1answer
2k views

Finder: Open folder as another user

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 ...
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1answer
2k views

Is there a way to automatically set Execute permissions for new files?

I'm using OS X 10.6.4 and am trying to set a folder to automatically enable execute permissions on new script files copied or created in a directory. I have used Sandbox 2 to set every permission for ...
2
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1answer
783 views

Change default file permission for mounted Windows network share

I'm on OS X and mount a network share from my Windows XP machine. Files by default have the rwx (700) permissions. What OS X option I need to change, that the files will have rw (600) permission? ...
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What does the @ mean in the Mac OS X file permissions? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: what is the @ after the permissions for in ls -l on a mac? ls -la symbolics… what does that last symbol mean? Running a "ls -l" on a folder I get : .... ...