Allowing and restricting which users can perform what operations of particular files

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Is there a command like namei for OS X?

I'm sifting through some incorrect permission issues and discovered the namei command for Linux. Homebrew doesn't currently have a Mac port. namei - follow a pathname until a terminal point is ...
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How do sync programs get around the iOS sandbox?

The various iOS sync programs (SugarSync, BitTorrent Sync, etc.) claim to be able to read files anywhere on the phone. I don't see how data from my application -- in my app's sandbox -- can be ...
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Cannot add permissions to a file share in File Sharing Preferences

I have a freshly built instance of OSX 10.9.4 running on a Late 2009 Mac Mini with two serially connected firewire Drobos. I can add both of these external drives to the Shared Folders list of the ...
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Notifyr keeps asking for admin privileges

I installed Notifyr on my iPhone and it works well, except that it keeps asking for admin access every so often and it's become very annoying. Is there a way I can permanently grant admin privileges ...
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Mac OSX 10.9.4 file Write Access Error on Network on various Applications

I am working on a corporate network. I use a Mac running OSX 10.9.4. Recently I have started to get the following error message when trying to write to a windows share running on an smb:// share. If ...
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How to Undo Deny Access on Keychain

When accessing a secure note on my login keychain (Using the Keychain Access app) I accidentally selected "Deny" on the prompt. Now I have no access to this keychain anymore. All of my applications ...
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How to always allow “[program] wants to make changes. Type your password to allow this.”

I use a program which prompts me often to "make changes" (make a system-level/root-level change). I trust this program and want to always allow it to do so. How is this done? I would expect an "always ...
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Messages Crashes on Mac Upon Startup

Opened messages and the crash reporter immediately opened stating that the program crashed. In the reporter it stated: Sandbox Creation Failed: You do not have permission to save the file ...
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Bootstrap context issues when logging in via ssh with private key

I use ssh to connect to my laptop remotely. Recently, I decided to improve security by using a private key to authenticate instead of a password. I am able to connect and login with my user account, ...
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Can't save files to Windows SMB share

I've been experiencing this since I got my new MacBook... At my job, we work I'm a Microsoft environment. Our servers use SMB3. Our IT deptartment also doesn't officially support Macs. We also use ...
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Same user multiple times - Sharing & Permissions

My account at work (rtonneyck), is a Windows domain account. That's what I use to login too. I noticed the permissions for my Shared windows drive has my user name listed multiple times. Why is this?? ...
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WD MyBook appears as read-only

My WD MyBook Essential with USB 2.0 appears with read-only permissions. I set the drive up on my old Vista machine, and when Vista began crashing, I switched to Ubuntu. I still have the Ubuntu ...
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Cannot set permissions on Parallels volume

I have Parallels Desktop 9 running on Mac OSX 10.9.4. Whenever I try to [sudo] chmod +x a file on the Parallels volume it doesn't do anything. I have to copy the file to a local folder for this to ...
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How to automatically apply permissions to files added to a shared folder

I have a shared folder setup on a Mac Mini Server. It has permissions for our company group to read/write. When a mac user adds a file to the shared folder, it inherits the permissions of the folder ...
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Time Machine permissions changed after reinstalling OS X?

I recently reinstalled OS X on my iMac. I was having problems, so instead of restoring to a backup, I did a clean install of OS X and manually copied - or tried to copy - the files I needed. However, ...
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Why is everything set to immutable and how do I reverse it?

I can't seem to change the permissions (let alone delete) anything in directories like /usr/local (which I should be). My research has indicated that it's due to OSX automatically setting everything ...
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Error: “The operation can’t be completed because one or more required items can’t be found. (Error code -43)”

I accidentally pulled an NTFS hard drive out of my Mac OSX Mavericks machine several times and realized that I accidentally created multiple entries of many different names in my /Volumes/ folder. Now ...
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Some apps won't launch on Mavericks

Since I've updated to Mavericks from Snow Leopard recently, I've noticed that some apps that I download (not from the App Store) won't launch. When I used chmod 775 on them, I could launch them. It ...
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Enable ~/Sites Folder

I have been following this tutorial in order to setup my local ~/Sites folder. /etc/apache2/users/carloabelli.conf: <Directory "/Users/carloabelli/Sites/"> Options FollowSymLinks Indexes ...
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Cannot update MAC OSX 10,7.5. It has 4 users and after going admin and password told I don't have permission

After going into updates for each user, I give Administrator name and password, it then goes through the motions of an update and asks me to restart, which i do, then tells me I don't have permission. ...
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unable to move files from external usb disk

I have 10.9.4 with a usb external (2tb) disk, formatted with Macos Journalled format. The drive is also a time-machine destination. I am: unable to cmd-drag files to move them to another disk (they ...
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How to fix permissions with Repair Disk Permissions?

I just installed Xcode 5.1 and the latest round of updates. I followed that with a Repair Disk Permissions. For some reason, Apple installs its software with broken permissions. I then ran Repair ...
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sudo: unable to cache user root, already exists

Suddenly started getting this strange error when attempting to run any command via sudo: sudo: unable to cache user root, already exists I've tried different Terminal windows, repairing ...
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Unable to determine the Mac OS X version on the targeted disk (-69831)

I recently moved my home folder to another internal HDD on my MacbookPro (early 2011 OSX 10.9.4). I'm having an issue where in-app file dialogs cannot display my new home directory or its contents. I ...
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Macs running Mavericks break permissions periodically

I work for a college in the UK. We have around 60 Macs on site for which I am responsible for managing. Ever since we upgraded them to Mavericks, we've been experiencing a very strange problem with ...
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Which user's privileges do I use to run MariaDB?

I installed mariadb from Homebrew. It'll be used for CMS access through PHP. I want the DB to start when the system starts up so I added the homebrew/ mariadb-supplied launchctl plist to ...
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Weird permissions

I moved to a new machine, and Migration Assistant failed miserably. I had to move files by hand, and in doing so some mighty strange things started happening. I have finally tracked these down. Many ...
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How do I copy files off a failed system partition without encountering permissions problems?

So I'm about to copy files off a system partition, and I'm afraid I'll have problems with permissions. A bit of background - OS X won't boot (looping progress bar) and Mavericks Recovery's Disk ...
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How do I log into another user's OS from my network OS using terminal?

To preface this: I'm sure this has been asked but I don't know exactly what I'm searching for or what terms to use, so I am going to ask here by explaining my situation. I am logged onto a network OS ...
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Changed the mod for ~/.. directory by mistake, made it 744, can't boot anymore

I ran the following command by mistake: sudo chmod 744 ~/.. and I can't boot my macbook anymore, it freezes with the brown screen and ajax-style spin. What should I do to make it work normally ...
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How to resolve permissions issues when using the drop box and Automator?

Consider the following workflow: A user copies (drag-and-drop) a folder from his Mac to the Drop Box of another Mac. User is logged onto the Drop Box computer as guest. On the Drop Box Mac, an ...
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How to keep a file hidden in Finder, but readable, writable and visible to an app?

An otherwise great app I'm using, annoys me as every time I start it, it writes to 2 files in the root of my user account which are clearly visible. Now, I have used the terminal command "sudo chflags ...
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Mavericks, Minecraft, Mods and Parental Controls

My son loves Minecraft and I have set up an account for him to play and it works fine with Parental Controls enabled. Now he wants to add Mods to the game and I'm having a hard time getting the ...
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Fix “Permission Denied” when copying files

Whenever I try to copy all the content of a usb to my Mac partition it says Permission Denied The command I am using is cp -R /dev/disk1 /dev/disk0s3 My error message is: /dev/disk0s3: permission ...
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“itmstransporter” permission error when publishing iBook

I've created a book using iBooks Author, sent it over to iTunes Producer, filled in all of the necessary details (price, availability, etc) and attempted to submit it. Once I submit it to Apple I see ...
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OS X Server Users Read & Write but can't delete

running OS X Server (Mavericks) I am trying to use file sharing. When I create a Folder and select that for sharing and add users they get read & write access, but when I take a closer look via ...
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How do I remove file access for unknown user (as reported by Finder's File Info)?

File Info, under Sharing & Permissions, says "You have custom access" and lists: Name Privilege joe (user) Read & Write staff (group) Read & Write everyone Read only ...
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Odd Problem: Duplicate user with identical name listed twice

I restored files onto my new computer using Time Machine (from my old computer). I manually restored specific files and folders. The user name was the same on the old MacBook Pro and the new MacBook ...
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Mavericks - Tell application “Preview” open PDF - strange permission issue

I have recently moved a large research collection of PDF files, from a Snow Leopard 10.6.8 TimeMachine disk, to my new rMBP (to the internal flash storage). I did this manually, not through the ...
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How to move file from one users account to another? Permission denied.

I'm trying to move the file of a virtual machine from one users account to the other. So basically I want to move /Users/joe/Win7.vm to /Users/jane/Win7.vm but I can't figure out how to do it through ...
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Bind exception loop while trying to run Resin

I'm running into this issue while trying to run Resin under OSX 10.9, looks like it might be a permissions thing. I've already poked holes in my firewall using the following. sudo ipfw add 40000 ...
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file not behaving as it should, permission problems

I cannot delete or move a file owned by me which I have read write permissions. Could anybody help me figure out why? The file is owned by me in group staff and perms are set to 644. The file is ...
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How do I create an easily accessible directory outside of /Users/<my username>?

I want to sync/backup my entire Home (/Users/) directory to other computers using Bittorrent Sync. Right now my Home directory contains my DropBox folder, which (at 17GB) I do not want to be part of ...
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Changed /Users folder permission at boot time [duplicate]

Some application (or script) changes the permission of my /Users folder from 755 to 777 at every boot. So, when I change it back to 755 (or repair perm with DiskUtility) it is good until the next ...
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Why is the diagnostic message history not writable as normal user?

When I use normally the OS as a plain user I get frequent console messages like: 20/05/14 08:21:28,194 SubmitDiagInfo[5376]: Launched to submit Diagnostics and Usage 20/05/14 08:21:28,735 ...
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How to fix permission denied for home folder with Apache in Mavericks?

I recently activated the apache that ships with OS X Mavericks. I followed some tutorial to set up the web-server, however. When I browse to my home-filter at http://localhost/~nazeem, I get the ...
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Block an application's read/write access to a specific file in OS X?

The premise is this: I have an app which has been set in its code to only run on OS X versions 10.4 to 10.9.2. (When I try to install it, it gives a message "This version of ____ is for Mac OS X 10.4 ...
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Permissions of /Users keep changing back to drwxrwxrwx

I use the Disk Utility to repair it. But the permissions change back after reboot. Permissions differ on “private/etc/aliases”; should be lrwxr-xr-x ; they are -rwxr-xr-x . Permissions differ ...
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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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How to inherit ACL's/permissions automatically when creating new folder using Finder?

We are using an Iomega file storage which is connected to our network. Our Windows Domain Controller is creating a share to this file storage, so our Windows users can easily access the share using ...