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

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How to figure out what is causing the ownership of usr/local to change from my-username to root

I use homebrew as a package manager for certain web development app. To keep brew up-to-date I run "update brew" every couple of days and also run "brew doctor." Usually, this is fine and brew tells ...
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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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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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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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Why is Tor-Vidalia failing to access folders on OSX to create a hidden service?

I'm running OSX 10.7 and following the instructions linked below am failing to start hidden services. I keep getting this error: "Error creating directory ...". It's either No such file or ...
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Network share permissions problems in Mountain Lion

After upgrading to Mountain Lion, I have experienced some weird problems with network share permissions. This network share is a Windows server which I login to like so: ...
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How to set permission for an external hard drive formatted in Hfs+?

i've formatted an external hard drive in HFS+ using Ubuntu, and i've copied into 600 gb of data's. Now, i've connected it to a Mac OsX Lion and shared it to a lan with 4 mac's. The problem is that ...
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Get rid of the “Instruments wants permission to analyze” prompt, from command line, in Yosemite

In our jenkins build automation environment we have several OSX nodes, now all updated to Yosemite, where we run ios simulator tests. The problem is that on any newly introduced node simulator tests ...
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How do I share with different permissions from local host?

I want to create a user tvuser that has read access to a volume on my mac (Mountain Lion.) NO one else has network read access. At this point when I click sharing, enable AFP, Everyone, and Staff ...
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Mac as a kiosk: How to effectively whitelist apps with Parental Controls?

I have various Mac Minis that I use as kiosks. I set them up to have an admin account and a user account managed with Parental Controls, which the machine auto-logs into and runs my native app full ...
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How do I change the ownership of files backed up with Time Machine

I have a Mac which was reinstalled from scratch, and the owner accidentally changed her username when installing it. Current user id is "Jane" but old time machine backups were made when her user name ...
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Permission denied problem on just one NTFS folder

I have an old (Maxtor One Touch) 300G drive that years ago I used for backing up files from a Windows PC. It's NTFS. On my (MacBook Pro, Retina, 15-inch, Late 2013, Yosemite 10.10.2) system I can ...
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Can't delete files from remote Buffalo drive, “Permission Denied”

There are several files on a remote Buffalo drive that I can't delete. I'm using a Mac (OSX 10.9.5) and Finder reports the drive's filesystem as "SMB (NTFS)". I have tried from the GUI and from ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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“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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Controlling File Permissions on a Windows File Share

I'm using a Mac running Mountain Lion (10.8.3) with file sharing enabled to Windows users. Whenever a Windows user copies a file into the share on the Mac (Windows file sharing), the permissions of ...
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Default permissions for new users in OS X Server

I'm creating mobile users in MT Lion Server through Workgroup Manager 10.8. I've set it up so that when the user logs in to the client machine, the network share point auto mounts. This gives access ...
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Is there a best / OSX-specific way to force all files created in a directory to have certain group ownership?

Basically I need any file filefoo that is newly created by userfoo or userbar, both members of groupfoo, in /Users/Shared/SpecialDirectory to have the same ownership that would be achieved by that ...
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Why were my permissions different from the default and what are the implications of “fixing” them?

For some time now my Finder "Get Info" dialogs have been displaying "Fetching...", and I recently decided to fix the problem by following the instructions for resetting my home folder permissions. As ...
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Permissions on network sharepoint weird OS 10.5.8

In my office we have a RAID array that is an external drive connected to a Server, running OS 10.4.11 Server, and several Sharepoints are defined on this drive. I mount these volumes on my desktop, ...
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iMac hanging on startup

I've got a 2011, 21.5" iMac with a 1TB hard drive (likely Seagate, although I don't think I can check right now). After it froze, I did a cold restart by holding down the power button for a few ...
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Hibernate mode 25 for filevault messing with apps on wake

I recently started using Filevault 2 to encrypt my hard drive. I read that due to security vulnerabilities, it was recommended to change the sleep settings via sudo pmset -a destroyfvkeyonstandby 1 ...
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Setting user & group in a new installation (Mac)

Our product is an Audio Units that needs to be installed in /Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/Components/ In order to allow automatic updates, we need to create the Audio-Unit bundle (ourapp.component) with ...
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Preview.app can't open pdf after Adobe Acrobat Installation

After installing adobe acrobat I can no longer use preview.app or apps like clearview to open pdf files under my account. I have tried creating a new user, and logged in, and i can view it no ...
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External HDD Permissions Issue

I have a new 2TB Western Digital external hard drive (My Passport Ultra) that I want to use for backups. I have it formatted as Mac OS Extended, with 1 Apple Partition Map partition. When I Get Info ...
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`LSOpenURLsWithRole() failed with error -10810..` :~ root#

Okay, so I turn on my laptop, sign in to my regular user account and proceed to open/run a Java-based, HTTP-proxying application called burp via Terminal.app. It executes normally but refuses to bind ...
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Protect changes to plain text file written by standard user's execution of bash script

I have written a simple bash script that I want to use as a time clock for employees (work-studies) in my computer lab. The script works great. 1. Each work-study has two icons (two separate bash ...
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CPU usage for User tasks consuming up to 80%; 0% Idle. What does it mean?

I have noticed that my CPU usage is always near 100%. 0% of it is for Idle. About 20% average is for System tasks. The rest is going to User tasks (80%). But if I look at individual tasks don't see ...
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Application permissions for Standard user

I use my Mac as a Standard user. When I first set it up, all applications were downloaded/installed using the Admin user. Running latest OSX 10.10.3 When using my Mac as the Standard user, every time ...
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User Data on SDXC?

I am assisting a user who has reach full disk capacity (120GB). The disk cannot be replaced by one with higher capacity (not without replacing the whole logicboard) and as a the laptop is designed ...
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Check access to share BEFORE mounting

Quesiton: Can I check access to a share before I mount it? I'm using various bash scripts on Mavericks 10.9.5. One script mounts shares, based on group membership. Due to the nature of the script, ...
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Making a Damaged USB Writable for Drive Genius?

Apologies for being (sort of) a repost from Unable to be Repaired & Further Problems but I had some further questions and I was worried they wouldn't be answered. I followed Froggard's advice and ...
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Curiously removed permissions

I have a severe permissions' issue. I hope there are some really clever people out there, who might know how to solve this using the Terminal, expert-level hacking or in some really simple way so I at ...
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Cannot open jpegs in preview since upgrading to OS X 10.9.5

When I try to open JPEG in Preview since upgrading to OS X 10.9.5, I get the message: "The file couldn't be opened because you do not have permission to view it. To view or change permissions, select ...
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Why can I open an app from Contents/MacOS/app but not by clicking the icon?

I have an application that is fully functional when opened from Show Package Contents > /Contents/MacOS/app however when I click the icon in the Applications folder the icon just keeps bouncing. ...
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How can I recover write permissions on an external drive after I upgraded my OS from 10.5 to 10.6.8?

Permissions were corrupted on one of my external drives shortly after upgrading my iMac from 10.5 to 10.6.8. Disk Utility recognizes the drive but will not allow permissions repair. How can I repair ...
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Is it possible to use `tmutil delete` or another command to prune one file from multiple backups?

I'm having problems clearing our a backup drive. I want to get rid of a couple large files so I can preserve the other incremental backups. I can't use the tmutil delete command on entire backups ...
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iMac OS X Yosemite parental control keeps asking for permission while I already granted permission by always allow acces

I've setup up parental controls and granted unrestricted access to Youtube for example. But for some reason it keeps asking for permission for additional Url's to function properly. Is there ...