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PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 9:40 am    Post subject: Permissions - just STOP IT already! Reply with quote

Over and over throughout the years in OSX I've been constantly pestered by permissions differing across volumes over a network or from one Mac to the next or on externals.

In my own closed Mac eco-system I want to make every single thing I ever use or create in my user folders on my Mac(s) and network or attached drives, completely accessible - RWX - read/write by anyone, anywhere, anytime, forever!

Other than going to every folder/Getinfo/unlock/sharing&permissions/set to read write for all/tool+applytoenclosed items. On every single one - Is there an easier way to set this as the default for everything?

Also if a file XYZ is on another box and has the full RWX permissions but has different user names permitted, than the exact same file XYZ on my primary/main box - I *think* permissions will be seen as "different" when syncing. Any way to resolve that?

I hate permissions - there is no point for me. My stuff, viewed and used by me only - and I'm not trying to hide anything or become a PC user.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 9:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wouldn't do this on a system drive, in fact I dot think it shows up on System Drives, but on external drives you can tell Mac OS X to ignore ownership on the volume.

Option Click / Right click on the drive. select GET INFO and down out the bottom look for the section Sharing and Permissions. below that you should see a tick box for "Ignore ownership on this volume" tick that and you should be setup. You may have to authenticate by clicking on the padlock in order to select it.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 11:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks - I've seen where "ignore ownership" is - but AFAIK, what it won't do is strip all files on the drive of their individual permissions - and write one single global one. Instead it just hides them to the viewer.

The article below is old but a good explanation -

http://www.peachpit.com/guides/content.aspx?g=mac&seqNum=256

The conflicts I most often run into are on shared volumes, backups and syncing. If someone edited or opened and re-saved the doc - it doesn't sync/match. Or one could save a RW permission of something on one computer, and another one opens it and it saves back as R only.

Guess what I'm asking maybe is if there is a global setting for OSX users to automatically create/save everything with full open permissions.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 3:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

could you do it from the terminal and CHMOD the entire drive recursively (chmod -R)
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2011 9:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hesitate to try anything like the in terminal. Maybe with a couple of good, solid backups in place! Smile
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