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Authored by: ilikeimac on Oct 24, '08 04:43:20PM

Like CarlRJ and SOX, I too was surprised to see the poster recommend chmod -R 700 /Users/sally. I'll add "reckless" to their colorful descriptions. These commands are doing a whole lot more than just adding the ACL entry discussed in the article.

Personally, I ran only the last command. This should be the only thing necessary for almost everyone. The rest of the commands are either paranoia or complete frivolity.

One more thing: the chmod commands should not have to begin with "sudo". You can just drop that and start the command with "chmod". It would only make a difference if some of the files in your home directory were in fact owned by others, which is rare for most of us, and impossible if you ran the sudo chown… command successfully. In general you not not use sudo to run something unless it is really necessary and you understand the command being run.

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