Tag: permissions

Using Terminal to Set File Permissions

As most of you will know Mac OS X is a UNIX-based Operating System based upon the Mach Kernel (see here). As such a lot of the functionality found in UNIX and UNIX-like operating systems, and BSD for that matter,

How To: Repair User Permissions in Mac OS X Lion

By Richard Mallion One issue with Mac OS X that pops up every now and again are incorrect permissions. For various reasons permissions on folders, files or applications can get set incorrectly causing random problems from applications quitting to not

Lion Server: SMB Shares and Permissions

By Richard Mallion Files saved on an SMB sharepoint may have group access removed when you save them. This can happen when applications use “safe save,” which is used to minimize data loss if the save process is interrupted. The