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10.5: A deeper look at drop box permissions issues
Authored by: CarlRJ on Oct 24, '08 10:09:40AM

Interesting writeup. Two comments:

  1. The chmod -R 700 /Users/sally line is rather draconian, beware. If you use Mac OS X as a GUI-only OS, this might be okay, but if you do much CLI Unix-style work, this will mess up all sorts of things (like, for starters, wiping out the execute bits on all of one's executables in ~/bin). And there's no way to undo this change, once done (unless you happen to have a complete recursive directory listing showing all the previous permissions).
  2. In several places, /Users/sally/Public/Drop Box is used; the space in this needs to be escaped from the shell, either with a backslash ( /Users/sally/Public/Drop\ Box ) or quotes ( "/Users/sally/Public/Drop Box" ).

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