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

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Applications assume Home folder to be /home/{user}

All my apps have started identifying Home folder as /home/{user} rather than /Users/{user}. This is causing them not to be able to launch as they can't be launched due to inability to write/read from ...
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Dropbox asking for permissions to wrong folder after changing account name

I just got a new macbook and is now installing apps to it. After setting up Dropbox and everything else, I decided that I wanted to change the account name (which was previously "mac") to my name. ...
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When I changed permissions on an NTFS drive, all files are hidden in Finder. How do I make them visible again?

I have a Seagate external hard drive which is formatted in NTFS. The hard drive came with this Paragon NTFS driver. It works great, but when I clicked "Apply Permissions to Enclosed Items" in the ...
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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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Finder folder permission asking

some folders on my mac asks your my password to rename, add, delete files in a folder. I checked the folder privileges in Get Info to compare with normal folders, it was the same but the result is ...
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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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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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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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Weird Permissions/ Sandboxing issue: installer.app is not entitled for system.install.apple

There is a serious ownership/ permissions/ entitlements fault in my 10.7 install. What happened: 1) After swapping the stock drive for an Intel SSD of the same size in my Mac Mini 1,2 (2006 -ish?), ...
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Can't chmod or chown a file in TimeMachine backup directory

When trying to restore a certain directory from TimeMachine (TM) I'm getting the error The operation can't be completed because you don't have permission to access problem_group_file.png. Looking ...
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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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Permissions For Mounted Backup Disk

I just dropped a new SSD into where the optical drive was on my macbook pro. I did a clean install of 10.9, and i left the old drive as is without running migration assistance. My Old HD is now ...
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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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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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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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trust self signed certificates from employer

I manually set the permissions to each individual from my employer to Always Trust, is there a way to just Always Trust my companies self signed cert? The biggest problem is email attachments, they ...
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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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excel file read-only but not locked

I open an Excel file (Excel 2008) and it opens as read-only. File info shows that it is not locked and my user account has Read-Write access and it's a LOCAL file. Please advise on how to get back ...
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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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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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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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What permissions to host website for OS X Server?

I am trying to install Dropplet on my Mavericks Server. I have created the site in Server and copied the files to the root directory. When I go to configure it, I get the following error, "It seems ...
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How can I give an app permanent permission so it doesn't ask for my password every time?

I am using an application called Hostbuddy to manage entries in my hosts file. It works great, the only problem is that is asks for my password every time I use it, which adds up to a lot of ...
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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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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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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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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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Apple Script Calendar permissions with a locked screen

at my work machine I've written an AppleScript that writes an reminder email for our group meeting. It is triggered by an event in Calender through Open Application at time of event and then ...
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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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Setting Account Picture/JPEGPhoto with dscl in terminal

I'm working on a script based on this question: What steps are needed to create a new user from the command line on Mountain Lion? The script is packaged up in an empty installer as a postflight ...
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Time Machine uid problem

Here is the problem I'm having with retrieving files from my Time Machine: $ pwd /Volumes/LaCie/Backups.backupdb/H2/Latest/H2/Users $ id -u dbae 501 $ id -u Rona 502 $ ls -ldn dbae drwxr-xr-x@ 106 ...
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Set a Volume's permissions to group write for all files and folders

To me this seems like it should be easy but I'm having a hard time finding a very good answer that seems definitive to me. I have a I have a hard drive mounted that my wife and I share (internal ...
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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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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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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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What is daemon user on mac?

I installed XAMPP on mac and it uses the user daemon. I have trouble accessing an external site that I have setup for which I am getting "Access Denied" error. This is likely because daemon user does ...
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Cannot edit /etc/fstab to let NTFS drives write

I have Mac Os X 10.9 Mavericks. I want to write to NTFS drives. I followed the instructions here. The following command was not allowed to run: $ sudo echo "UUID=7575C85E-F6F7-4ABD-B7FB-6180B795DD81 ...
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App not showing in Accessibility pane in Security & Privacy

Recently Maintenance.app asked for permission to have control over certain aspects of my computer and I granted that app access, but it doesn’t show inside Accessibility pane of Security & ...
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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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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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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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What are 'com.apple.access_ssh' and 'com.apple.access_screensharing'; can I delete them?

When I examine the list of users and groups on my machine (OSX 10.9) with id I get: uid=501(Rax) gid=20(staff) groups=20(staff) 103(Rax), 12(everyone), 61(localaccounts), ...
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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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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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Permissions issue when copying files over SMB to server on OS X 10.9 Mavericks

First of all I'd like to say that I've spent most of the day trying to figure this problem out. I've already read quite some articles on this issue but can't seem to find the specific issue I'm ...
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How can I make existing permissions apply to new files?

I have an SSD that I have created two partitions on. The first is used for the OS X to install the OS (Mavericks) and the other to place all the source of code of my projects and data that I don't ...
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Can't share the boot drive root dir with authorization for “everyone” set to “no access”?

If you add your boot drive to the network filesharing list of shares, the option to set the privileges for class "everyone" to "no access" is disabled. Can anyone explain why? Or how to enable it? ...
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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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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 ...