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Also works in 10.4
Authored by: daniel_clift on May 09, '05 04:55:41PM
This hint still seems to work in Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger.

As before, it allows the default file privileges on a Mac to be altered so that files created on that machine can be read from and written to by other users, i.e. a sharing model similar that used under Mac OS 9 and earlier.

The usual caveats of course still apply
- the default security model in OS X has been chosen for a number of good reasons, so don't change it unless you need to, and are happy at the compromises in security you will be making
- setting the default umask to be more restrictive than the system defaults may cause problems
- always make a backup before changing system files

Enjoy!

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Also works in 10.4 (not for me!)
Authored by: matx on Jul 04, '05 06:11:10PM

Hi

I am trying to get read-write perms for group to work globally (per machine). I tried the defaults command and adding the NSUmask value to the main .Global file, but no luck. No file in The Finder is created with this proper umask. I want 002 or 2 (read/write by the group).

All my users are in the same group but yet when they create files they cannot write into the folder of another user.

Ideas?

thanks,
Mat X

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Mat X -- VFX Mac Tech



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Also works in 10.4 (not for me!)
Authored by: matx on Jul 04, '05 06:11:25PM

Hi

I am trying to get read-write perms for group to work globally (per machine). I tried the defaults command and adding the NSUmask value to the main .Global file, but no luck. No file in The Finder is created with this proper umask. I want 002 or 2 (read/write by the group).

All my users are in the same group but yet when they create files they cannot write into the folder of another user.

Ideas?

thanks,
Mat X

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Mat X -- VFX Mac Tech



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