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Questions tagged [acl]

An ACL or access control list is list of permissions attached to an object. It specifies which users/system processes have access to the object as well as what they are allowed to do.

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In Finder and Terminal — can not delete a folder, (Error = “Directory not empty”)

Anytime I've run up against this in the past, I was always able to figure it out, and usually via the command line. I'll list all the commands I tried so far, followed by other things I've tried below ...
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Setting Strict File Permissions and ACL’s for a KeepassXC keyfile on Mac OS

I use keepassXC on mac for my password manager. I use the keyfile feature with it, which requires a keepassxc created keyfile to be read in order for the database to be unlocked (veracrypt utilizes ...
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ACL/permissions inheritance nightmares on Mojave

I have read through multiple questions on the topic of ACL inheritance on Mac OS X, but unfortunately, none seem to be effective in solving this issue in Mojave. They do seem to work on High Sierra, ...
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chown/chmod/chgrp on Users/____/Library without disabling SIP?

I know how to disable and enable SIP, but is there an easier way to remove ACLs from a user's library? I want to move and/or copy some things from my admin account to my regular account and SIP ...
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Modify permissions of files created via SMB in a specific directory

I have a multifunction printer that has a SMB-capable scanning unit. I want to have the printer send scans to an SMB share on my iMac running macOS High Sierra (10.13). I do not want to store my main ...
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Create symlinks in time machine backup?

I have a time machine backup /Volumes/MyTimeMachine/Backups.backupdb/MyMachine. Exactly as Apple creates a Latest symlink pointing toward the latest snapshot, I would like to create symlinks toward ...
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What are all the available ACL attributes in Mac OS 10.13 High Sierra?

In Mac OS, file and folder access permissions are managed in a layered way with basic unix (POSIX) style owner/group/everyone read/write/execute modes along with, recently added access control lists (...
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High Sierra Group ACLs Broken?

So far as I've been able to determine, group ACLs appear to have no effect at all in macOS 10.13.3. Given a group "editors" with members "joe" and "jane" who belong to no other groups, and a folder "...
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How can I review custom privileges?

The Get Info box for an external hard drive shows "Custom" under Privileges in section Sharing & Permissions. Interestingly this is for groups with these names com.apple.sharepoint.group.6 com....
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How do I clone the local drives' Users directory ACL to an external drive?

My local drive (Macintosh HD) runs out of space so I want to setup an external drive (External HD) with the same /Users directory and associated ACL as on the Macintosh HD drive and offload some of ...
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Can't remove ACE from directory

My applications folder has an ACE entry which prevents me from deleting its contents (not even as root, with sip disabled). My problem is, that the command sudo chmod -N /Applications tells me, that ...
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How to execute ACL changes that Server.app makes to shares from shell?

I have a situation where Server.app works for many hours, never seeming to finish, when applying permissions on a large share. What is the shell incantation that would apply read + write access to ...
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Can ACL permissions modifications affect system performance?

Is it possible that changing/adding permissions on a large set of folders can affect system performance, causing everything to run more slowly? The way this is done might matter. I'm imagining the ...
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Apple switching to SMB, but SMB doesn't handle permissions the POSIX way: so what are they doing?

Rumor has it that Apple is switching from AFP to SMB for their file sharing. However, SMB has always had a problem with permissions (i.e. everything is executable or everything is not executable). ...
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How do I remove multiple owners from a file/folder?

While trying to set up MAMP/PHPStorm, I CHOWNed the OWNER of my Sites folder to _www from myUser. Since this did not resolve the problem I was experiencing, I attempted to CHOWN myUser /Users/myUser/...
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After update to El Capitan, can't write to my home dir?

I did a hard drive wipe and clean reinstall for OS X 10.11 El Capitan. I now get some permission errors about my home directory. Here's an example, after running the program psql, which is the ...
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How do I check the effective file permissions/accessibilty for/of a given file and a given user?

How do I check the effective file permissions (including ACLs)/accessibility for/of a given file and a given user (including service/system accounts) without checking the whole path manually? Example:...
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How can I get Quartz Composer to save files after the first time?

I'm learning how to use Quartz Composer (Version 4.6 (151.1)) running on Yosemite (10.10.5 (14F27)). I can successfully create a Quartz Composer document and save it to any folder. However, after ...
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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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Flawed user permissions: cannot save files or open programs

I'm on OSX 10.9.1 and I changed settings on my user folder. As far as I can remember I "only" pressed cmd + i on the user folder and under access rights I chose apply to all sub folders. Don’t ask me ...
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Using ACL to allow users to add files but not subdirectories in a folder

I am on Mac OS Lion and wants to prevent users from creating sub directories inside a folder but at the same time users should be able to add files to the same directory The following command does ...
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How do I grant a second user complete access to a user's Home folder?

I want a second user (but NOT all users) to have complete read/write access to a user's Home folder – both users should have the same level of access on all files within, even those created by each ...
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Is there a way to modify keychain item ACL descriptions?

I'm importing my digital ID (X.509 certificate and private key for signing, verifying, encrypting, and decrypting messages) into the keychain. In the GUI I see my certificate and the corresponding ...
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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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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 But ...
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file not behaving as it should, permission problems

I cannot delete or move a file owned by me which I have read write permissions. Could anybody help me figure out why? The file is owned by me in group staff and perms are set to 644. The file is ...
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Can't write to ~/Library, even though permissions look OK

I'm totally stumped on this one — a Macbook Air, 10.9.2. As far as I can tell, I should be able to write to my Library directory. Everything I can see suggests I should be able to: [njvack@zot ...
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Mavericks: User no longer owner of Home folder and content

One of the Users (called: The_Problematic_User) of a Mavericks installed MacBook Pro is no longer owner of the Home folder and content. Here's what we've tried to no avail: restart computer and log ...
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Strange ACLs on OS X System

I have a folder on a HFS+ volume I can't delete. I already tried to get rid of the ACLs but somehow this doesn't worked out. The folder is calles CrashPlan.app. Here is what the terminal says: ...
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Moving a folder with “sudo mv”, how to preserve ACLs?

I'm moving a whole folder from one volume to another (both HFS+), using sudo mv, and thought ACLs would be preserved. However at the end of transfer I see that they haven't been kept, and since mv ...
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Set inherited permissions on iLifeAssetManagement?

I have a second user account on my machine that is only used for iCloud syncing for my wife's apple id. In order to consolidate photostream photos I'm going to set up a process to pull new photos out ...
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mount AFP share, carrying the server's file ACLs through to the client

The goal: I've got a server sharing files via AFP. On the server, these files have ACLs. When I mount this share with a client, I'd like for the files that appear on the client to retain the original ...
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Stopping ACL inheritance from the command line in OS X Lion?

With the following folder structure on a file share: - Department (directory) + User1 (directory) + User2 (directory) + User3 (directory) Whenever I add an ACE to the Department directory, it'...
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Time Machine and the dreaded negative sign

I am about to modify the file ownerships in my Time Machine disk, which uses ACLs. Since it is my (only) backup disk, I thought I'd solicit comments on the script before I run it. The objective is to ...