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Authored by: qdzlug on Jan 02, '03 04:22:11PM


Thanks for responding - I just was looking into this a little more, and wanted to provide some clarification.

When the problem happened the permissions on the two files were 644 for both, and ownership was my account. The one thing I did not check (forgot to) was if the file was locked (in the getinfo screen from Finder).

I've been trying to recreate the problem (w/o the crashing the machine part ;> ) - I can check both the Unix permissions (via either finder or command line) and if the file is locked or not (via finder) and I don't notice a change at all from the default (644 and unlocked) when importing, playing, or burning.

You do raise a good point that should have been covered in the initial post - permissions/ownership should be checked on both files first. As an aside, have you encountered this problem where the permissions/ownership were off? I can't see why the app would need to change these.

The closest thing I can find at Apple's site is a bit that talks about the locking for a mailbox file, but I think (I don't use that just creates a lock file in the spool directory.


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