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Cross-platform owernship of files in a .zip folder

I have a PHP app that creates a .zip folder out of files that are restricted to specific groups using ACL, then submits it to the user to download. Specifically, everyone is allowed to read them, but ...
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Major permission repair needed on Mac Os

I made the fatal error of copying and pasting a sudo command into my terminal without double checking it, here it is. sudo -R mysql / What this does (for those that don't know) is recursively change ...
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2answers
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Can I chown /etc/hosts so my user owns it so I can edit it without sudo?

It's a bit inconvenient to have to sudo emacs /etc/hosts whenever I want to make a change to my hosts file, especially since I don't use a Terminal-based editor primarily. Could I change the ownership ...
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sudo chown fails with operation not permitted

I have found similar questions here, but the answers provided to those questions do not resolve my problem. If I do: sudo chown <username> main.m I get an operation not permitted error. ...
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Root directory permissions on Mac OS X 10.6?

I was wondering if it's normal that the root directory / should be owned by “root”. I get asked for my password every time I want to do something there (e.g. save a file, create a directory) and I ...
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No permission to see the files after using Migration Assistant in Snow Leopard

I have installed Snow Leopard in a separate partition in my machine. After verifying the installation was good, I went ahead to use Migration Assistant to restore my profiles and applications from the ...