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10.5: Repair a user/group Finder crashing issue
Authored by: PizzaCake on Mar 11, '08 12:53:33PM

Thanks, I had a problem with spotlight not indexing some files especially spotlight comments. I'd tried deleting spotlight-V100 to re-index and many other things which did not work when all along it was a group membership problem.

I had upgraded from Tiger to Leopard. The GUI tools in Leopard showed my primary group was staff and nothing looked wrong until I discovered the Unix commands thanks to your great script. I didn't run the script but it was very well commented so I knew what the commands did if I ran them in terminal.

dscl . read /Groups/staff

showed I wasn't in the group staff.

sudo dscl . append /Groups/staff GroupMembership $USER

added me to group staff.

sudo chgrp -R staff $HOME

changes group ownership on all files in home to staff.

sudo diskutil repairPermissions /

repair disk permissions.


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10.5: Repair a user/group Finder crashing issue
Authored by: engrav on May 18, '08 04:27:11PM

thank you much, this thread fixed my stuff, I think

I appended myself into staff with sudo dscl . append /Groups/staff GroupMembership $USER as above

then (since I am a unix newbie) went back to System Preferences and set my GID to 20

which after reboot resulted in a new group engrav (501) which I deleted

and now id in terminal displays the right stuff and all is working (so far)

thank you

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