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

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SSH rejecting key file with extended attributes

In my .ssh/ directory, when running $ ssh-add dev Permissions 0755 for 'dev' are too open. But looking at the dev file $ ls -lF dev -rw-------@ 1 me staff 1675 Feb 3 09:37 dev The @ at the ...
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How can I fix read-only permissions on the whole file system?

I was not able to save my screen shot, since it was giving me a error that file can not be saved because i do not have permissions. Then probably I made a mistake & right clicked Macintosh HD> Get ...
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How do I access the Volumes directory in Macintosh HD? [on hold]

I am trying to get into the Volumes directory. Hidden files are being shown. However, the Volumes folder won't let me access it, it's "greyed out". How can I bypass this?
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SD flash card READ-ONLY all of a sudden

I have a MacBook Air running Yosemite. I have an external SD drive that I save files to frequently. Info on SD drive says it's READ-ONLY all of a sudden? I am the ONLY person that uses this drive ...
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Is it safe to `chgrp` of home folder from 'staff'?

I want to be able to share items from my home folder with another testing user account on the same machine. By default, the group of nearly all items in ~ is staff ... of which the only member is ...
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Photoshop file “could not save…” “…because write access was not granted”

I've been seeing this error a lot lately: Could not save [file] because write access was not granted I've checked all the standard reasons why permission to save a file might be denied: The ...
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ACL doesn't give write permission over AFP unless duplicated

I have a Mac Mini running OS X Mavericks 10.9.5 with Server 3.2.2. My server set up has a single share point that 5 iMacs access via AFP using a domain name and individual accounts. Each iMac is ...
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Why can I not create a directory on my external hard-drive?

When I try to make a new directory on my external hard-drive I get a message saying that it is a "Read-only file system" LU06296APPLE:~ fortinok$ mkdir /Volumes/Seagate\ Backup\ Plus\ ...
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About repairing permissions in the mac mini

If one uses several different programs including the mac disk utility to repair permissions on the computer maybe 3 or 4 times in one day can this 'hurt' the computer or can one use these utility ...
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This “weird group trick” makes MacBook Pro login, apps, and systems run slow slow slow … but why?

Edit  In response to Tetsujin's comment, further details now are provided for reproducing the slowdown, and for reverting back to normal speed. The usual caveat  Experimenting with ...
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Flawed user permissions: cannot save files or open programs

I'm on OSX 10.9.1 and I changed settings on my user folder. As far as I can remember I "only" pressed cmd + i on the user folder and under access rights I chose apply to all sub folders. Don’t ask me ...
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SMB share can't rename files/folders

On occasion cannot rename or delete files & folders on a Windows Server 2012 R2 SMB share from a Macbook. Mac OS X 10.10 build 14A389a The SMB share has granted "Everyone" with Full Control ...
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Why does Mac OS X requires repairing of permissions for maintenance while other OS (windows /Ubuntu) doesn't require it?

Please explain briefly why repairing of permission is one of the maintenance tool for mac os x exclusively . Why it isn't done on windows?
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How to repair permissions on /usr/local after accidentally changed?

I accidentally run command chown -R paulie /usr/local (I needed to add some subfolders). How can I get it back? Now I already resolved problem with mysql data, but still have problems with gcc, for ...
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Unable to save or You don't have privilege to save file

PREMISE: My mac has two HDs, an SSD for system and an HDD for storage (and user folder). I'm using an Utility which takes some strings and create a text file to localise that strings. Trouble is ...
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How to repair ~/Library permissions?

While migrating to Yosemite, I manually copied some ~/Library files and folders from my old system to my new system. Now some of the affected apps show weird behavior. Often they cannot save their ...
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Change Apache root directory

I am having problems changing the Permissions on the "username.conf" file in the /etc/apache2/users/ folder. It needs to have the permission of -rw-r--r-- 1 root wheel 298 Jun 28 16:47 ...
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Unable to fix permissions

I have a Mac Mini 2006 and I accidentally set one of the permissions to No Access and so now the OS X will not boot up. ⌘ Cmd+R and ⌘ Cmd+S will not work. All I can do is hold the Opt and choose what ...
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Is there any way to run Network Link Condition from a Standard User account?

There is a known issue in Network Link Conditioner where if you install it in the normal way (Xcode > Open Developer Tool > More Developer Tools > Install Hardware Tools) it will run from an Admin ...
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Which permission for pictures? 644?

In order to avoid some non wanted modifications or corruption of pictures files, one possibility is to change the permissions of the files (in ~/Pictures). Do you think that this idea is a good one? ...
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Using ACL to allow users to add files but not subdirectories in a folder

I am on Mac OS Lion and wants to prevent users from creating sub directories inside a folder but at the same time users should be able to add files to the same directory The following command does ...
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Saving /private/tmp

Something on my Mac keeps deleting the /private/tmp directory. I first noticed this was happening as I was investigating high CPU usage. The Console was full of errors like the following: 1/10/15 ...
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How to access other users' files via Terminal in OS X?

I am an admin that wants to access other users' files. How to do this via the Terminal?
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Home folder has 'everyone' Read-Only permissions

I just realized that my home folder (/HD/Users/Bob) has Everyone 'ReadOnly' permissions set at its root level. If I browse this folder from another account, I can view the folders, but I'm not ...
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files synced to xampp via google drive between windows vista and mac running os x yosemite file permissions being changed to 403 forbidden

My friend and I are coding a web page via xampp. We both have different copies of xampp server installed. The files are synced via google drive into the htdocs folder. The problem is that the files ...
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Windows client to OSX SMB unix permissions

I'm connecting to an OS X host with SMB sharing from a windows client on a domain. The OS X machine is using local accounts but is also connected to the domain. When I create files in a shared folder ...
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VBox shared folder is not keeping file owners

I'm trying to find a right set of options for mount vboxsf working under OSX to preserve user ownership in the created files. When I'm running command like that sudo mount -t vboxsf /Users ...
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How do I change permissions of folders on a hard drive from a booted USB drive

I am trying to save my files on my Hard Drive that has a crashed OS. I created a Bootable USB with Ubuntu and successfully booted. I can see my folders, but I can't actually open them because I don't ...
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Inconvenient “read-only” finder mode

It's always bothered me that certain directories on OS X will open like this: And others will open like this: To my understanding this has to do with the permissions of the directory in ...
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Is it safe to remove read, write, and execute permissions for 'others' recursively on home directory?

I would like advice on whether it would be safe to block users not in the appropriate group from accessing my home directory. I have some servers running on my Mac (10.9) under a different account, ...
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Getting loads of Open error 5's when using Terminal to repair permissions

My GF's MBP running on Mavericks broke down 2 days ago. First I tried to copy the contents of her HDD to an external HDD but got the I/O error time after time. Then I tried all the basic things like ...
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Active Directory Account Privileges

We have a group of users from AD that I'd like to be able to have higher privileges when logged into OSX but not full admin rights. Ideally it needs to be based on an AD group as the members will ...
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Chrome won't quit! (Mac Yosemite)

I tried normal quit, and it closes and immediately re-opens. I tried force quit, and it closes and immediately re-opens. I tried force quit from the Activity Monitor, and it closes and immediately ...
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OS X Yosemite Hard Disk Errors even after Repairing them

Basically, I do a lot of C programming (for class) so I use gcc a lot on my mac. Recently since two days, whenever I ran it, the entire computer is getting frozen, and a force restart is necessary to ...
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Yosemite Upgrades: Lost and Broken User Accounts

I've run into a series of issues that have arisen after installing Yosemite, and I was wondering if anyone has an idea what's happening. They all feel related. The Setup: I have a "old style" Mac ...
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Terminal command to change Privilege of “everyone” to “No Access”

I want to change the privilege of a specific folder for the "everyone" group to No Access. I have tried chmod o--- that doesnt seem to work but I am most likely doing it wrong. I know that If I click ...
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All the usb storage devices are mounted as read-only

Why are all the USB storage devices I plug in into my Mac always mounted as read-only? If the ones that used to mount as "read-write", now are also read-only for some reason.
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File Sharing Mac-PC results in Permission Changed and Locked Files

Recently I decided to recycle one of my old Macs into a home-file-sharing-server. The Mac running Yosemite is connected to a router with Ethernet and is running PLEX server. A hard drive is also ...
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Can't see Dropbox folder within localhost

I've setup Apache for web development on Yosemite. It's setup fine and I'm able to view folders within my documentroot using http://localhost as I'd expect to. I now want to use my Projects folder ...
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How to change folder access if it says “You have unknown access”?

I installed OSX Server and activated FTP for Downloads folder. Now folder looks like file in Finder and Downloads info looks badly. Also when i trying to delete Downloads, OSX required password and ...
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permissions problem in copying from external drive in Yosemite

Following a failure of Migration Assistant (sigh), I am trying to manually copy my daughter's files from an external Firewire drive to a newly upgraded iMac running Yosemite. I recently put an SSD in ...
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Cannot change permission of external ExFAT HDD folders

I can't change permissions of external HDD folders The file system is ExFAT and I am on OSX. Here is what is shown when I do ls: drwxrwxrwx@ I don't even understand what @ means at the end. Is it ...
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File permission problems after migration to iMac

I used the migration assistant to transfer files from my MacBook Pro (2011) to my iMac. Both computers run Mavericks. Now I'm not allowed to modify files which originate from my 'old' computer because ...
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How to use PHPstorm with Apache of XAMPP?

The above is what the configuration looks like, but when I click on Open it gives me a forbidden message I tried to do the following not he terminal, because I read that forbidden could mean that ...
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Permission problem between a shared partititon

I'm sharing a partition between multiple installation of OS X. The username is the same and the "uid" (501) also seems to be the same on all these installation. I can read the files on this shared ...
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A shell script to open files as root in an IDE?

What I'm trying to do: open multiple system (Apache and PHP config) files to edit in my IDE of choice (Coda). The files are owned by the system, so root permissions are needed to edit them. sudo ...
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Why is my USB drive suddenly read-only and how can I make it read-write again?

I have a 1 TB USB drive. I've been using it for months. My main iTunes library is on it. As of yesterday, for no apparent reason, it has become read only. I can't open iTunes. I also tried ...
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Can't open files after changing username

I use OS X Mavericks 10.9.4. I changed my username and this may have caused that I am not able to open any files. I still can see my PDFs and photos in Preview! I get this: File XYZ couldn’t be ...
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Permissions on library files

Since Migration Assistant blew up while moving to my new Mac, I've had continuing problems with permissions throughout the system. I believe the problem is that the Apps can't save into my Library. I ...
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How do I grant a second user complete access to a user's Home folder?

I want a second user (but NOT all users) to have complete read/write access to a user's Home folder – both users should have the same level of access on all files within, even those created by each ...