I do know how to set permissions. But what is the default OS X permission and ownership for one's home directory. I can't create a dir. How is mine different? (See snippet):
jbenniMac:~ jbenni$ pwd /Volumes/Macintosh HD/Users/jbenni jbenniMac:~ jbenni$ ls -l .. total 0 drwxrwx---@ 101 jbenni staff 3434 May 14 17:15 jbenni jbenniMac:~ jbenni$ mkdir test mkdir: test: Permission denied jbenniMac:~ jbenni$
jbenniMac:~ jbenni$ ls -ledO@ /Users/jbenni drwxr-xr-x+ 13 jbenni staff - 442 Mar 9 15:52 /Users/jbenni 0: group:everyone deny delete
Note: 1) There are other miscellaneous symptoms. E.g., Bash complains about not being able to create a sessions folder, and I get a spurious "StartupItems" has wrong permissions at login (even though it doesn't). I suspect all these are related.
Note: 2) Long ago, and several versions of OS X ago, I installed an SSD for my system and applications. I relocated my Home directory (using the Users and Groups, "Advanced Options...", then browsing to a location on the builtin hard disk for my home directory). That's been working fine, and life is good in the Finder. I don't use Terminal often enough to know for sure when this prob. started - but Terminal has worked subsequent to the SSD/HDD separation.