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Use Finder's Paste Item Exactly to maintain permissions Apps
You may already be aware that the Finder allows you to copy and paste files and folders to move them around on your Mac: Select a file, choose Edit -> Copy, navigate elsewhere, and then choose Paste Item. Now you've copied the file, and it exists in two places.

If you hold down the Option key, that Paste Item command changes to Move Item Here instead. Now instead of duplicating the file in question, you've changed its location on your Mac. Great!

But here's the hint: Hold down Shift and Option together, and the command becomes Paste Item Exactly. (You can use the keyboard shortcut Shift-Option-Command-V if you're dextrous.) When you select that option, the Finder prompts you for an administrator password. This option ensures that the file's original ownership and permission settings (that you'd set via the Get Info panel, or via the chmod and chown commands, for example) are maintained exactly.

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Use Finder's Paste Item Exactly to maintain permissions
Authored by: metiure on Sep 12, '13 09:39:40AM

Great hint.
You can also move an item with CMD-click, but I'm not sure about permissions.



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Use Finder's Paste Item Exactly to maintain permissions
Authored by: bryguy on Sep 12, '13 10:05:33AM
The option key always provides such great...options

Though I've already installed XtraFinder on all my Macs and enabled the "Cut & Paste" option, it's good to know if I'm on someone else's Mac
Edited on Sep 12, '13 10:06:29AM by bryguy


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Use Finder's Paste Item Exactly to maintain permissions
Authored by: benwiggy on Sep 13, '13 05:05:07AM

I think you'll find that the alt key always provides great .... alternatives.



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