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Unlocking files using Terminal
Authored by: vxbush on May 29, '01 05:33:04PM
I don't mind unlocking files on an OS 9 volume using "Get Info", but I find it really aggrivating to do this for a folder with more than five files. I frequently have thirty or more files that that are all locked, and it gets really annoying.

I used Terminal and did an ls -la, and saw the following:

-rwxrwxrwx 1 vbush notes - 1082304 May 1 12:58 file1*
-rwxrwxrwx 1 vbush notes uchg 105698 Apr 19 14:17 file2*

The first file is not locked; the second file is. Notice the "uchg" entry. How can I go through and remove this from all the files? I can't tell what kind of attribute this is.


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Re: Unlocking files using Terminal
Authored by: blb on May 29, '01 11:41:38PM
uchg is the 'user immutable' flag (ie, you can't delete it, as you've found). I know of two ways to clear this flag, either use (from a Terminal) the chflags command (see man chflags for info); the other, grab ChangeFileFolderProps to do this with a GUI.

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Unlocking files using Terminal
Authored by: ankh on Dec 09, '02 08:53:01PM

I noticed I can select All of a group of files, get information, and it'll let you unlock everything selected. Had no idea it would do that.

Hope it does it tomorrow. Never can seem to predict what X will do, yet.

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