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Why can't I mv a file?

I followed these instructions to remove Java from my Mac (Lion): http://stikine.wordpress.com/2012/03/02/howto-remove-java/ As part of the procedure, I needed to edit the file ...
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“android” command run only with sudo on Mac OS

When I run android command I take following exception in bash, but it's everything ok with sudo. java.lang.NullPointerException at ...
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Finder shows macports as file owner and file is locked

Running OSX/Lion, I have an external drive that I keep my iTunes music library on. While trying to figure out why ID3 changes to some music files (genre, etc) from within iTunes do not persist, I ...
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Are these OS X permission settings a disaster waiting to happen?

After installing Lion, I started having permission problems for something so simple as tossing files in the trash. So, perhaps stupidly, I did a "Get Info" on the hard drive and changed the ...
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Mac OS 10.7 Lion - Can't open text file at login (permission denied)

Here's the main problem: I just installed Mac OS 10.7 (Lion) and created a new Administrator user account (called "test"). Then I used TextEdit to creat a text file called test.rtf. I dragged ...
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Mac: Cannot open the parent directory Library

I'm trying to access the Library folder on my OS Lion however all the tutorials related to this subject involves opening the user library however I would like to access the Library where the ...
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I accidently chmod -R 666 my whole home folder on mac

I managed to Control+C out of it at a certain point. Is there a way to undo the damage?
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can't propogate permissions on HFS+ Lion, after copying data back from NTFS drive

I recently copied a bunch of data back from an NTFS drive I had used for backup, which had NTFS permissions of Everyone - Full Control. The copy was done using Linux Mint, with the 2 drives slaved ...
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Security of OS X Lion server

If Lion server runs on OS X Lion, what is accessible from the "outside"? If I open a port and connect it to the ip of the Lion server, will that traffic be intercepted by the server app and limiting ...
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iMac user can't access NFS mounted home directories with sudo

I've just reinstalled my iMac on my home network, and have mounted the user home directories via a NFS share (hosted on an Ubuntu server). The problem I have is that when I use sudo, I get permission ...
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What's on /etc/nat folder in OS X Lion?

As I tried to edit /private/etc/nat/autoportmap.plist, I accidentally modified permissions on the nat folder and asked Lion to apply it to enclosing items (I was giving myself write permission). As a ...
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Permissions restoring from Time Machine - Finder copy vs “cp” copy

Note: this question was starting to sprawl so I rewrote it. I have a folder that I'm trying to restore from a Time Machine backup. Using cp -R works fine, but certain folders cannot be restored with ...
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Folder access permissions on a separate partition

I'm having trouble accessing my data on my other dual-boot partition that's running Snow Leopard. I'm trying to access the Library folder from my Lion partition, but I'm having permission issues. ...
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No user list in the login screen after changing the user ID

Edit: Problem 1 has been resolved. I followed this link and changed my user id to 1000 (same as Linux user id), so that I can share files freely between Mac and Linux. Now I have these two problems: ...