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Trying to change permissions via Terminal:

$~ sudo chmod -r 777 [DIRECTORY LOCATION HERE]

Before it can start diving into the subfolders, it comes back with:

chmod: 777: No such file or directory.

Looking at the files, the folder is now "Write-Only (Dropbox)" across the board.

Attempting to adjust batch permissions via Get Info panel does not recursively apply even when directed to do so.

Any ideas?

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The letter used in the terminal command must be a capital "R", not a lower-case "r".

e.g. use:

    sudo chmod -R 777 [dir]

not:

    sudo chmod -r 777 [dir]
  • Additional explanation: chmod -r means "remove read access". That's why it came out as "Write-Only (Dropbox)". – Gordon Davisson Dec 15 '18 at 19:23
  • I'd REALLY question someone who thought a recursive '777' was something that should be combined with sudo. – Marc Wilson Dec 15 '18 at 21:23

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