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How do I run a plist daemon on MAC OS 10.8.5 with the correct file permissions

I have a plist file saved to /Library/LaunchDaemons/local.WiFiDaemon.plist <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" ...
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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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Dropbox folder permissions changing to 700 and causing re-sync

I've just got myself a new Macbook Pro 13" running Mavericks, my first experience of OSX 10.9 having moved up from an older mac running 10.7. After setting up my local web development environment and ...
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Mac OSX finder requiring permissions when deleting file, even after chmod

I created a Python script that requires sudo permissions to run (doing ICMP requests). This script creates a small directory and a couple .csv files, as well as a log.txt file. At first, after running ...
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Permissions on /tmp and /private/var/tmp

I'm having troubles starting XQuartz after Disk Utilities → Repair Disk Permissions: My permissions are as follows (after a+w on /tmp). I seem to recall /tmp should be a symbolic link, but I'm not ...
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./xsum: Permission denied make: *** [xsum.out] Error 126

I am trying to insall f2c/f77 compiler on mac osx using the instructions given http://www.webmo.net/support/fortran_osx.html and I get the following error : ./xsum: Permission denied make: *** ...
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97 views

Trying to make my localhost wordpress installation accessible from the internet using Ngrok. Error 403

I have a wordpress installation of a website I'm developing on my mac (OSX 10.6). I can access it and make edits just fine through localhost/username/Sites/websitefolder/. However, I need to make it ...
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133 views

OSX: Operation not permitted

on my mac os system (v. 10.9.3) I wanted to uninstall my zsh so first of all I executed the uninstall script in zsh. This failed so I wanted to delete the affected files by my own and am stuck here. ...
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143 views

Why not having /tmp default permissions to 777 in osX?

I'm often using, on unix servers I'm working with, the /tmp folder as a folder where I write temporal stuff needed for my software (mainly web applications). It has usually 777 permissions. I found ...
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Understanding the 'staff' user group

It's known that all users are members of the 'staff' group. If you setup a standard user and create any file, a list of that file in the terminal with 'ls -la' shows the user group to be 'staff'. ...
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1answer
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Permissions issues while working with apache2 on mac

I am trying to create a local website on my Mac. I found that the default folder is /Library/WebServer/Documents/; so anything which I will paste here should be published. However, when I start ...
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Permission issue on some files on a NAS D-link DNS 325

I have some permission issue with folders on my NAS, and I have no idea how to get the reset permission for these files. I'm having a D-link DNS-325. My volume is mounted using afp, connected with a ...
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changing apache root directory prevents me from accessing .git/config

I copied over a php folder from computer to another and hooked it up to apache.. however apache would return page forbidden.. after doing some research it turned out it was a matter of giving apache ...
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58 views

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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Gimp script does not have permission to write a jpeg file

I'm trying to run a GIMP script to perform Error Level Analysis. I've downloaded the script (a `.scm file) from here. It does show up in the menu (Image -> Error Level Analysis), shows a dialog, ...
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1answer
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(Mavericks-Apache) / You don't have permission to access / on this server

I am trying to get Apache running on my Macbook for development purposes. When I started it for the first time, I got the "It works." page and all was well but since I've tried adding a virtual host ...
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How to get and analysis Chrome Network Details bug reports properly

I'm facing strange symptom I can not browse Internet using Chrome but other browser such Chromium works. This problem occurred several times. So, I would like to analyze this problem as much as ...
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Why do my .tex files have different permissions?

I have a folder of .tex files in my Dropbox folder. For some reason not all files have the same permissions. Running ls -@l shows that a certain set has permissions set to -rwxr-xr-x@ owned by ...
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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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1answer
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Is it possible to remove root access on a directory in OSX?

In OSX, is it possible to make a directory not accessible by root, but accessible to another user? So something like a sudo rm /directory wouldn't work but su otheruser; rm /directory would. Thanks in ...
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“sticky” permissions upon folder/file creation

I have a Mac mini running 10.6.8; I would like to configure several directory hierarchies such that whenever my wife or I create new files/directories in there that the other has read/write permission ...
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1answer
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need write permission to network server on Linux and Macintosh

I can read from a remote server using sudo mount //Bor*ges/imgdisk4 /home/ilan/remoteDisks/biMnt -o user=,pass=* There is something similar for the Mac, which also can't write, but I want to ...
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107 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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1answer
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OSX apache access to external drive _www group

I have an external hard drive connected to my Mac OSX ML box. I wanted to setup a web server to access files on it, but the permission on all files and directories on the drive are "rwx" for the owner ...
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SSH into Mac Mini as user but not getting same access to files?

Ok, so I've got nginx, mysql, and php-fpm installed on my Mac mini. Its a headless machine so I'm trying to administrate it as much as possible via SSH from my Macbook, to avoid screen sharing and ...
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OSX Mavericks - disable network request after application build

When I compile my application on OS X and then run it via openmp on 4 cores the OS X firewall constantly asks me regarding network permissions. (It doesn't need network permissions, so this is even ...
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1answer
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Cannot remove group rights on Mac OS X folder

I have configured two user groups on Mac OS X Server (10.5.8): Administration and Personnel. I've been using chown and chmod to set the group rights recursively on folders. Now I notice that the ...
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OSX, Failed to listen on 0.0.0.0:80 (reason: Permission denied)

I'm on OSX Mavericks. I installed PHP 5.5 from http://php-osx.liip.ch/. When I go to localhost in a browser I get a page that says, "It Works!" which is not a page I created so I am not sure where it ...
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1answer
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Single permission OS X ACL entries

I'm just trying to understand what happens when you apply a new ACL entry (specifying only a single permission) to a directory or file through the terminal. For example if I were to run this to allow ...
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1answer
176 views

Permissions for 'Sites' folder (apache) are wrong

My head is a bit mashed over this. I have moved from MAMP to using Mac's own AMP stack, and have got it working, but just CANNOT get the directory permissions right. My localhost points to ~/Sites ...
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1answer
113 views

Force file and sub-directory permissions on OS X server

We have an OS X development server at work for five developers, creating mainly Symfony2 based websites. Out of the five only two of us are in the sudo group, meaning if the others had issues with ...
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OSX how to chmod a mounted AFP folder from NAS

I have mounted a drive from my DLINK DNS 320 Nas onto my Mac Mini 10.9 via AFP. One of the subfolders where I usually store photos (named '2013') is currently showing restricted access permissions, ...
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1answer
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Is giving myself write permission on my Python `site-packages` directory a way to avoid `sudo pip` risks?

I understand that there are security risks involved in installing pip under sudo, but for various reasons I would like to continue installing my packages in site-packages (on OSX 10.9), which ...
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lack of account separation in Mac 10.9

I am confused by some behavior I see in Mac OS 10.9 or its underlying BSD. I am an administrator and wanted to add an account for a family member. They're not savvy, so I want to make sure they ...
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403 Forbidden error on WordPress Directory iMac OS X 10.8.5

A localhost WordPress site that was working up until a few days ago is now giving me the dreaded 403 error. I have chmoded the directory to 777 and still cannot gain access. When I run ls -l ...
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Weird permissions getting set on directories after rsync

I've got a drive on a Mac (OSX 10.7.5) that I'm sharing on the LAN. In the system preferences, the share is set so System Administrator has Read & Write access, System Group has Read Only, and ...
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1answer
805 views

Why file sharing connection to other 10.9 machine via guest account always fail?

I'm trying to allow guest access to ~/Public and Dropbox folders in the standard fashion on my iMac but any guest connection automatically fails. Connecting as Registered user or by Apple Id works as ...
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1answer
366 views

How can I change ownership of an OSX volume back to 501

I plugged in a friends iMac via firewire taget mode to clone his drive to an image and something strange went down. Now I can't log into my user account properly and Macintosh HD has a red no go sign ...
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1answer
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Unable to change access permissions on external ntfs Harddrive

I am fairly new with Linux when it comes to mounting hard drives, so hopefully this is a simple question. I recently purchased a 3TB hard drive that would have read/write access with both Mac and ...
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Clean OSX (Mavericks) install: User folder / ACLs / .DocumentRevisions-V100/

I want to do a clean install of OSX Mavericks and manually transfer user-files. Reasons: I have migrated my User-Account over 3 or 4 releases and I want to make sure i don't carry old data or ...
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1answer
111 views

Automated git push attempt does not work - authentication issue

I'm trying to automate a very periodic git add/commit/push cycle using a shell script and cron under OS X 10.8.5. The script is as basic as one would expect it to be: cd /my/directory git add . git ...
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295 views

Unix “cp -p”. Can I preserve attributes selectively?

I'd like to copy the modification and access times, but not the user ID. If I use cp -p source target It will copy everything. I'm trying to copy files to a different user but keep the original ...
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2answers
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Understanding homebrew 'no-sudo' philosophy and questioning FAQ

Having fresh install of OS X, I decided to install python package manager in proper way. So I started googling and found homebrew is the best way. Now I got two questions: from homebrew FAQ: ...
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1answer
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How to configure network shared folder permissions

I have setup a local shared folder between my Macbook Pro (OSX 10.8.4 Mountain Lion) and my Desktop PC (Windows 7 Professional Service Pack 1 64 bit). On my Mac, the configuration looks like this: ...
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Installing iTunes on Mac

I've been given a MacBook Pro by my work, and am busily customising it. I've installed Xcode, NetBeans, Fugu, and a few other apps that I need for development, but I'm running into problems when I ...
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Crontab command set not working

I'm trying to set up crontab to run a shell script, but for some reason, the script doesn't get executed. I'm on system with OS X 10.8.5. crontab file 0 12 * * 1 /absolute/path/to/myscript.sh 0 15 * ...
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Recursively chown all files that are owned by a specific user

Is it possible to find and chown all files that a specific user owns? I did a bunch of things as the wrong user and need to give the correct user ownership of the files. Is there a recursive and ...
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restrict rsync (or bash script) to a directory

After a bad accident with rsync deleting wrong files due to wrong destination parameter, I want to restrict rsync (or the bash script running it) to be able to delete/modify files only under a certain ...
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1answer
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How to Resume a Paused Network Printer with non-Admin credentials?

There are two Mac labs, each with network printers that can receive jobs from either lab (or anywhere really). Quite often, when attempting to print a document, the Macs get a printer has been paused ...
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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" ...