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Aug
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comment Parallels app starts from hotkey - not wanted
Edited build into question above.
Aug
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revised Parallels app starts from hotkey - not wanted
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asked Parallels app starts from hotkey - not wanted
Jul
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awarded  Curious
May
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asked Unintended shortcut key press is launching Parallels
Apr
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asked Suddenly Parallels VMs show up in Finder Shared section
Jan
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comment MS Office 2011 Word printing range of pages fails
Kind of a quirky workaround. Will have to wait until the situation comes up again to test it. Nice detective work, though.
Jan
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Sep
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comment Trying to copy files and preserve ownership
The issue does not involve any other volumes. Everything is in normal directories on Macintosh HD. However, at this point I cannot reproduce the issue! When I copy using sudo as described in the original question, the file ownerships are preserved, as desired. As a check, copying the files without sudo changes the ownership to the logged in user. So at this point the mystery deepens, as when the problem originally occurred, I was able to reproduce the issue literally dozens of times, each time with sudo. It was as though the sudo was being ignored.
Sep
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comment Trying to copy files and preserve ownership
That clears that up! I am only using in this context the Macintosh HD, so there is no such checkbox, and that cannot be the problem! But good observation in case non-startup disks are involved.
Sep
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comment Trying to copy files and preserve ownership
I looked into Get Info > Sharing & Permissions and don't see any such flag, or even how you would set them.
Sep
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comment Trying to copy files and preserve ownership
Agreed. What I am seeing makes no sense, and "should not be happening".
Aug
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accepted Understanding copying package files
Aug
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comment Understanding copying package files
Re the -R vs -r, I did just notice this on the man page, and while -r works on OS X, have started changing over my usage.
Aug
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comment Understanding copying package files
I thought I had tried both with and without the trailing slash. But it appears that you are correct about the trailing slash. And that probably explains the "sometimes it does and sometimes it doesn't, as the scripts vary. I am considering this question answered.
Aug
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asked Trying to copy files and preserve ownership
Aug
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asked Understanding copying package files
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Mar
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comment Enable OS X Mail editing toolbar
How could I miss that! And twice! Doh!