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User /System Permissions none.(Set to 000)

A previously called friend of mine (As for now, after this he is no longer called that way) was messing up with my computer without my knowledge , and ultimately he set the System folder permissions ...
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Can't write to ~/Library, even though permissions look OK

I'm totally stumped on this one — a Macbook Air, 10.9.2. As far as I can tell, I should be able to write to my Library directory. Everything I can see suggests I should be able to: [njvack@zot ...
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128 views

TextEdit refuses to modify a file in /Users/Shared owned by another user despite mode 666

I have a text file in /Users/Shared that I would like to be editable by all users on my Mac. The Get Info window shows that everyone has read and write access, and when I open the file with TextEdit ...
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2answers
63 views

Permission error on postinstall from App Store

I'm trying to install an application using the App Store on Mavericks. The download succeeds, but the install hangs at the very end of the process. I've been through the standard procedures ...
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347 views

Run sudo From Non-Admin Account

Okay, so I'm gearing up to get a new machine so I'm looking at how I can organise things better. Now, currently I use an admin account as my main login account, but I know that that's probably not ...
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1answer
101 views

Mavericks: User no longer owner of Home folder and content

One of the Users (called: The_Problematic_User) of a Mavericks installed MacBook Pro is no longer owner of the Home folder and content. Here's what we've tried to no avail: restart computer and log ...
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66 views

Why is permission denied on this folder?

I'm trying to understand why I do not have access to a sub-folder in my "Downloads" folder. The folder in question has the following rights: drw-r--r-- 29 laurent staff 986B Feb 20 14:06 Example ...
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413 views

OSX Mavericks Root User

I know it is possible to enable root user and then logging in as the root user. But is it possible to get root access with your admin account in OSX Mavericks? It is kinda annoying to always type the ...
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45 views

Permissions won't let me delete a file on a shared school server

I'm on OS X Mavericks. When I click on Get Info it doesn't even have a drop down of selections for permissions. It just says read/write but it really won't let me do anything. I can't delete nor edit ...
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153 views

how can I fix disk permissions on a headless Mac that won't boot?

I've made the mistake of changing the "everyone" permissions for the root of my Mac Mini server's startup drive to "none". (I believe) this would be fairly easy to fix with the Recovery Partition - ...
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1answer
36 views

Owner and Group owner of files in my home

In my Linux installations (Ubuntu and Debian), under the home of my user I only have files whose owner is my user and group owner is my primary group. In my OSX 10.8.5, under the home of my user ...
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30 views

File ownership appears to change to logged in user

I'd appreciate it if anyone can shed light on this file ownership bizarreness on my server. Googling has revealed no answers. I have a MacMini home server. On this machine /Pierson is a mounted ...
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1answer
45 views

Do root actions as non root in Mavericks?

Why does this work as (not) expected? touch filename chown root filename sudo chmod 700 filename rm filename I get asked if I want to delete the file an then!?!? The file gets really deleted! How ...
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2answers
34 views

How to grant web app access to restricted file?

I am running a Tomcat server via Eclipse. I have a restricted file that contains information the web application running on Tomcat needs to perform its duties. I understand how to grant/deny access ...
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0answers
78 views

Can't get folder to inherit permissions on add no matter what I try

This is the Parent Folder: This is a folder I just added to the parent folder: I've been trying for hours to get the permissions on the New Folder to inherit from it's Parent folder. This is ...
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0answers
22 views

How do I fix thee permissions, not even sure what's going on here

On the OSX file server, these are the permissions: On my MacBook here are the permissions I see on the same folder on the file server: How do I make both "admin" and "everyone" have Read & ...
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346 views

OSX Partition won't mount. Permissions seem wrong

OS X was spinning and spinning when trying to shutdown so I held down the the ⌽ Power button to force shutdown. Current Situation: I cannot boot to OS X directly, I first have to boot to single ...
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2answers
872 views

Use Apple's Server Admin Tools to Force Inherit Permissions

We have our work drive (let's call it Drive2014) and we have our archive drive (Drive2013). Every file on Drive2013 is read-only and must remain that way. When I drag a file from Drive2013 to ...
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1answer
709 views

Sharing common folder in OS Mavericks and on Windows 8?

I have many PC with Windows 8.1 and a Mac with Mavericks. I have a folder on the Mac that is shared with the PC. "Share" folder which is shared over network . I want help regarding this : 1) I want ...
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1answer
73 views

Gray folder with circle next to it

I've got the strangest problem with some of my folders on an external drive. They folders in the root of the drive show up, but they are grayed out and I can't click them. However if I change viewing ...
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1answer
161 views

OS X (Mavericks) file sharing: Can only see contents of shared folder, not open files

I have setup my mac with two admin users, lets call them foo and bar. The user foo has a folder x which contain files and other folders and so on. In system preferences I have enabled file sharing and ...
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0answers
43 views

How to grant permission to application permanently

I have an application starts automatically when i'm logged in that changes some internet settings for me. I have to enter my password every time, that's quite annoying. Is there any way I can grant ...
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1answer
292 views

Changing XAMPP directory/file permissions

On my old Windows setup I used a symbolic link to store my htdocs folder in my Skydrive folder and still work with XAMPP. I've just bought a MacBook and trying to accomplish the same thing but seem to ...
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0answers
56 views

Can the default permissions on /dev/disk* be changed?

Is it possibile to change default permissions /dev/disk*? In Linux this is done in the udev configuration files; which is the equivalent on OS X? I'd like to give group write permissions so members ...
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0answers
32 views

Persisten change of device ownership

I've got several partitions on my HDD, one of which I intend to use as a shared home partition between a native Linux installation (yet to come) and a one in a VirtualBox which I recently installed. I ...
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0answers
84 views

Can't create an encrypted disk image (permission denied)

I am trying to create a new blank disk image from the Disk Utility and when I select any kind of encryption and click on 'Create', it says it is unable to create the image because of 'permission ...
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0answers
100 views

How to give app permanent access to contacts

I'm running OSX 10.9. And my apps keep asking me for permission every time I restart my computer. Is there a way to give them permanent access to my contacts? Currently the only the options are ...
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5answers
771 views

OSX Bash for loop - issues with spaces in folder names?

I'm getting a bit confused on how to handle spaces in path names when returned in a for loop. Rationale: I'm cleaning up the permissions on folders and files that I copy over from Windows. Most of ...
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1answer
126 views

Cannot create a file with sudo in Apache web directory

Suddenly the following problem has happened: I have an Apache web directory at /www. Everything was ok with the permissions, but at some point (I can't realize what caused it), I become unable to ...
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1answer
111 views

Recursive chmod fails

I have a folder owned by root:admin. I would like to change permissions of all files inside, so I can edit them without sudo, but recursive chmod fails: $ sudo chmod -R u+w some-folder/ does ...
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1answer
1k views

How do I give accessibility permission to my AppleScript and System Events in Mavericks?

I've got this old AppleScript that uses a mouseclick function: activate application "Safari" tell application "System Events" tell process "Safari" click at {424, 699} end tell end ...
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3answers
2k views

Issue installing MacPorts on Mavericks

I try to install MacPorts and get this $ sudo make install make: getcwd: Permission denied shell-init: error retrieving current directory: getcwd: cannot access parent directories: Permission denied ...
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0answers
62 views

/opt insufficient permissions [duplicate]

After updating Mountain Lion to Mavericks xQuartz and MacPorts throws errors about insufficient permissions. (xQuartz and MacPorts are the latest version) I noticed: $ sudo mkdir /opt/tmp mkdir: ...
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192 views

Mysterious “Staff” account on my school laptop

There's a account named staff, which I discovered had read permission on my home folder, when I did Get Info on it for an unrelated purpose. So, naturally, I went into System Preferences, and looked ...
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1answer
148 views

How can I prohibit network users from accessing other user's home folders using Server permissions?

I have a 10.8 server, network users on a shared drive 'User Data' - used as a AFP for home folders, OD is on. All users are part of a group 'students 2013/14'. My network user can login via OD over a ...
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1answer
425 views

Dropping files on a network share results in incorrect permissions

I've got 2 Macs running OS 10.6.8. I've configured one to automatically drop certain files in a folder on the other Mac. I've used an Automator script to do this, it logs in using a user name [copier] ...
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3answers
2k views

Can't change folder permissions

I'm running Mountain Lion and I have a folder in ~/sites that has a red icon on the folder and I can't open it because 'access is denied'. What I've tried: Get Info > unlock with admin password, ...
2
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2answers
609 views

Denied file read access on file I own and have full r/w permissions on

I received an email with a plain text attachment (named 'noname') via Gmail and downloaded it using Chrome from gmail.com. It's a recurring automated report. Everyday I get the file , download it, ...
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1answer
588 views

Admin rights for a standard user in OS X

I want to create a user with OS X restrictions (Parental Control), which would still be allowed to install applications in the standard Applications folder using its password. Is it possible? How ...
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1answer
65 views

Ran chown -R user /var and most things are broken

As the title says I ran sudo chown -R user /var and now most things on my machine are broken. I've fixed some permissions manually (in /var/folders) by checking against another machine but it still ...
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0answers
194 views

Pro Tools Express: Virtual Instruments make no Sound when ran by non-administrator account

My experience is much more in the world of Windows, but I'm tasked with support an Apple Computer lab for music students. We have 8 mac minis, running Pro Tools Express. I have installed (as our ...
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1answer
419 views

File can't be moved by root on OS X

I tried to move a few files to a subfolder on OS X. One refused to move. It said Operation not permitted. I tried again as root: $ sudo mv file subfolder/ mv: rename file to subfolder/file: Operation ...
2
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1answer
1k views

Excel 2011 Opens Spreadsheet As Read-Only

I have a spreadsheet (.xlsx) file that, when I open it on my MBP running Excel 2011 14.3.6, I get a pop-up telling me the file is locked and can only be opened in read-only mode. About a minute ...
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votes
1answer
639 views

How to mount a shared folder as disk with `rwxr-xr-x` permissions?

I shared a folder from the host system (OSX) and use mount it in the guest system (OSX). But it is mounted only with rwx------ mode. I granted an rw access for the shared folder for a user in the ...
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1answer
75 views

Why extracted .app file appears in Finder 3.1 Mb and in bash only 102 bytes?

I extracted atMonitor using Archive Utility and The Unarchiver and in both cases it appears in the Finder as 3.1Mb and in bash only 102 bytes. Strange is that I can execute it and I can look in the ...
3
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1answer
378 views

Changing read permissions on /private/etc recursively

I was trying to make my /private/etc folder and all its contents world-readable. 'Permission denied' messages from a number of internal files and folders were a recurrent theme whenever I did a find ...
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1answer
175 views

Why are Mac files able to have multiple owners?

Regarding Unix file permissions, which Macs use, why are Mac files in particular able to have multiple owners? For instance, you can view the "Get info" panel of a file, and under the Permissions ...
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2answers
332 views

Can I make an OS X ESD (or other USB drive) read-only?

I have a USB Flash drive onto which I've used Disk Utility to restore the Mac OS X Install ESD: Is there a way I can make the result read-only, in order offer it at lease some semblance of ...
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1answer
250 views

AFP: one user cannot access folder

We have a simple filesharing setup, where iMac users connect via AFP. This morning, one user could no longer access the base folder, despite no settings be changed. There are standard POSIX and ACL ...
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1answer
64 views

Problem with permissions

on my Lion Server I have noticed that the permissions for certain folders seem to be screwed up. When I look at the Get Info for the folder I see strange things in the permissions section. There are ...