OSux Permission Screwups

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by Lawrence D'Oliveiro, Sep 7, 2009.

  1. How on earth can this sort of error occur? I assume Mac users don't go
    around changing permissions on system files willy-nilly. So how do system
    files get wrong permissions?

    <http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/171045/fixing_permissions_in_leopard_and_snow_leopard.html>

    Looks like different pieces of Apple's software disagree on what the "right"
    permissions should be. If you look at the linked knowledge base articles, a
    lot of the messages are "should be -rw-r--r-- , they are lrw-r--r--". In
    other words, a symlink to a file/directory is not being treated the same as
    a file/directory. This is just stupid.
     
    Lawrence D'Oliveiro, Sep 7, 2009
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