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Change group ownership of all files?
Authored by: macgruder on Nov 05, '07 07:59:26PM
$ chown -R :staff name_of_home_folder
will change the group ownership of every file and folder in your home which doesn't seem to be necessary for fixing a problem with the Sites folder. Why not:

$ cd
$ chgrp -R staff Sites
[or $ chown -R :staff Sites]


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Change group ownership of all files?
Authored by: sgmsbro on Nov 06, '07 06:46:37PM

I submitted this hint. My second anonymous hint. I must learn to wise up and be logged in first.

The reason is that the (Unknown) user is on ALL folders beneath the home directory. This causes a crash in the get info pane when you try to change access rights.

I discovered this by simply creating a new account in Leopard. I noticed the proper access was to username and staff, so if you have that one permission problem on Sites, chances are you have it everywhere else too.



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