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

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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 ...
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Localhost Forbidden

I've read many posts and articles on how to fix this but I'm at a loss as to why nothing I try is working! I have a number of vhosts setup in my document root which are working fine but for some ...
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How to reset default sidebar favourites icons in Finder?

I broke my Mac Mini, trying set some permissions on some folders for web-development, but somehow ended up removing permissions from everything. I managed to restore permissions, but have had a few ...
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How can I plug FileMerge into my Source Control App

I'd like to use FileMerge (Version 2.8) as Git and Perforce's Diff viewer, however whenever one of these apps tries to do a diff I get this message: This isn't just for Groovy files either,it's for ...
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How to properly run nginx on port 80 with a non root account on OS X?

I was trying to configure nginx (homebrew) to run like daemon on OS X 10.9 and I encountered one problem regarding permissions: nginx was configured to run as nobody in nginx.conf and when started it ...
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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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How to restrict Internet, not just web, access for the guest account?

How do we set up the guest account so it restricts Internet access to all applications and scripts in all ports? Using parental controls only restricts web access, and I'm looking how to prevent any ...
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Unlock read-only USB key

A free 8GB USB key given to me shows up in Snow Leopard as read-only. $ mount /dev/disk1 on /Volumes/USB DISK (ntfs, local, nodev, nosuid, read-only, noowners) How can I mount it read-write? ...
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Reset AFP permissions after uninstalling Mavericks Server?

I just uninstalled Mavericks Server by dragging it to the trash and I'm finding that my AFP server no longer has access to serve files from the root of each drive. Can anyone help restore the default ...
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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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/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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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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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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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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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, ...
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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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Share shell script: file permissions question

I'm on Mountain Lion 10.8.5 and recently I've made a small shell script which just shows a message on the screen. To run it, I had run chmod +x test-script.sh and then using sh ./test-script.sh ran ...
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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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Edit plist file for TextEdit

I need to edit plist file of TextEdit (TextEdit/Contents/plist.info) for doing this, using Xcode. But TextEdit says that I've got no permission for edit I've tried to get more permission for me, ...
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How can I successfully export video from iMovie to a video hosting service?

I've tried several times to export an iMovie project to Vimeo using iMovie '11 v9.0.9 updated May 2013. The video takes several hours to render, but fails at the end when it would follow that the ...
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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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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 ...
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Partition/Volume grayed out but full read/write access

i have a Mac Server and a partition only for files. The volume is grayed out in the Finder sidebar, but if i go to the folder via CMD + G (go to folder) and type "/Volumes/Server_Daten" the volume ...
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Samba share randomly unable to move files/folders

I'm having strange permissions issues with my OSX 10.8.4 server. I stopped using the Apple v2.2.1 server app due to numerous issues & now have samba 3.6.15 installed via Macports, which mostly ...
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connecting with samba: privileges issues windows server

I am trying using samba to connect to a folder I own on a windows server. I connect by typing: smb://the_windows_server/home/my_folder Which works for every server where I either connect directly ...
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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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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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Is it possible the create a pkg that doesn't require root access (user & password prompt)

The title says it all really, is it possible to create a pkg that can install without the user requiring to enter their password?
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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 ...
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Boot drive (SSD) going read-only randomly

I've got a mid-2010 MBP running OS X 10.8.4. I've got a Sandisk SSD as my boot drive in my Super Bay and a 1.5TB hard disk in my HD bay. (I realize I could get better SSD performance if I swapped ...
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How do I copy an NTFS partition to a writable disk image?

I have a drive from an old Windows computer. The drive is now in an enclosure, so it's accessible as if it were an external drive. It is formatted as NTFS. I would like to convert this drive (about 50 ...
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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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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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Files copied from Windows to Mac have very limited permissions

I have a shared folder on my Windows 8 computer, and I connect to it on my Mac. When I copy a file from the Windows to Mac (while I'm on the Mac), the file has very limited permissions. "gary (Me)" ...
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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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Sharing and permission

How can I set sharing and permission on Mac os x to be -rwx for all? When I create file or folder it is read and write for me but for all others it is Read only. If there is more files just copied ...
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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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Setup up Kaleidoscope as external diff tool in IntelliJ?

I want to change the diff tool to an external one in IntelliJ Idea (basically in Android Studio). I get this message: Can"t Launch Diff Tool Cannot run program "/Applications/Kaleidoscope.app": ...
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Make folder private so other users can't access

I've just noticed that the contents of some new folders that I created under my users/[myname] folder, are visible to other users. The original ones all have the 'no entry' sign. How do I make ...
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How to fix 403 in Mac OS X built-in Apache?

I'm trying to set a local environment on my new MacBook Air 13": built-in Apache with my own DocumentRoot, PHP, and MySQL. I usually update /etc/hosts just to run my local websites with a pretty ...