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permissions repair user directory on separate partition permissions

Postby 105 » Sat, 13 Feb 2010 19:20:18 GMT

Hi

x.6.2 imac27


I have the hd configured into 4 partitions
cortex
data			(disk0s3)
prior
failsafe

users directory is under / as normal, but the individual user 
directories have been migrated to data/

How do I repair permissions on a partition with no OS?
(other than a get info make all enclosed...)

Re: permissions repair user directory on separate partition permissions

Postby Tom Stiller » Sat, 13 Feb 2010 21:46:52 GMT

In article <4b752b63$0$8820$ XXXX@XXXXX.COM >,




The Disk Utility "Repair Permissions" option only applies to system and 
application files that have been installed with the Apple Installer and 
which have left the appropriate data files in /Library/Receipts.

-- 
Tom Stiller

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Re: permissions repair user directory on separate partition permissions

Postby me » Sun, 14 Feb 2010 00:11:59 GMT



You don't.  Repair permissions has never touched anyone's user 
directories or personal files.  It only fixes system files.


Post back with what you are really trying to do and we'll see if we cab 
help.

-- 
K.

Lang may your lum reek.

Re: permissions repair user directory on separate partition permissions

Postby Michael Vilain » Sun, 14 Feb 2010 02:38:30 GMT

In article <4b752b63$0$8820$ XXXX@XXXXX.COM >,




You don't.  If you have no OS, you need to install one.  Or boot from a 
repair CD like TechTool Pro and use their repair utilities.

-- 
DeeDee, don't press that button!  DeeDee!  NO!  Dee...
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Re: permissions repair user directory on separate partition permissions

Postby 105 » Tue, 16 Feb 2010 10:42:24 GMT







  Or boot from a


just tried that with DiskWarrior - will not repair permissions on a 
partition without an OS on that permissions

Have TTDeluxe which of course does not have the capability; could you 
confirm TTP does?


Re: permissions repair user directory on separate partition permissions

Postby 105 » Tue, 16 Feb 2010 10:56:36 GMT




ok, just tested that on another box duplicating a document file and 
resetting the permissions, repair mad no change

I was understanding tat repair permissions did all files on a volume 
provided the volume had an OS. So files in Documents are not 
invisible/ignored by  repair permissions.

Re: permissions repair user directory on separate partition permissions

Postby nospam » Tue, 16 Feb 2010 11:09:51 GMT







There is a *HUGE* amount of misunderstanding (not just in you - it is
widespread) about repair permissions.

I'll not get into the arguments (they happen a lot) about how wise it is
to run repair permissions in various situations. I'll just stick to the
facts about what repair permissions does... and what it does not do.

What it does not do is some magical deduction of what permissions on
random files are supposed to be. It has no way of knowing that. All
repair permissions does is compare the permissions of files with a list
of what permissions those files are supposed to have (and then it
optionally changes the file permissions to match those specified in the
list). If a file isn't one of the particular ones in the list that it
looks at, repair permissions won't even look at the file.

That applies to the files in your documents folder. It isn't that those
files are invisible or anything of the sort. It is just that they are
quite unlikely to be listed in any of the lists that repair permissions
looks at. The lists, as Tom says, basically cover "system and
application files that have been installed with Apple installer and
which have left the appropriate data files in /Library Receipts."

-- 
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email: last name at domain . net | experience comes from bad judgment.
domain: summertriangle           |  -- Mark Twain

Re: permissions repair user directory on separate partition permissions

Postby me » Tue, 16 Feb 2010 15:13:54 GMT



That's right.  Repair permissions only repairs system files.  If no OS 
is installed, there are no system files - so, nothing to repair.
 

It doesn't.  

What sort of file/folder permissions are you trying to "repair"? 

-- 
K.

Lang may your lum reek.

Re: permissions repair user directory on separate partition permissions

Postby 105 » Tue, 16 Feb 2010 15:40:46 GMT







Which is admittedly a  new perspective to me, as well I'm sure to others.

I suppose I have assumed that 'all' files under documents would reflect 
the account, and a permissions repair as  a means of a blanket reset of 
all those pesky transfers that result in ' you don't have...'); where 
dropping a bunch of files into a new folder then copying the folder and 
contents, 'resets all the copied contents...' .

thanks to all for responding



Re: permissions repair user directory on separate partition permissions

Postby 105 » Tue, 16 Feb 2010 15:43:53 GMT







All my 3 macs (all xX.6.2)  have multiple user accounts.
one problem has been not being able to transfer files into the drop box 
on some accounts; trivial enough to try to ignore it for a while, but 
eventually it gets to the point of wanting to sort it out.

After using BatChmod and wading through the 14 or so accounts across the 
3 macs, checking and correcting permissions for each Public and Drop Box 
directory,   transfers now seem to be working correctly.

What I was looking for was an approach (terminal to dealing with the 
user accounts under my data partition, in  a single process. rather than 
having to check individual directories (after ferreting around, 
tabulating the various main directories to establish the 'correct' 
values). Recognising that it is not as simple as selecting the user 
home directory , and applying to enclosed folders.


thanks

Re: permissions repair user directory on separate partition permissions

Postby nospam » Tue, 16 Feb 2010 16:19:05 GMT




I would sure be greatly annoyed if "repair permissions" destroyed any
custom permissions that I had created for my documents. It has no way of
knowing whether I did it on purpose or not.

In any case, regardless of any posisble debates about how people might
or might not like it to act, no, it doesn't work that way.

-- 
Richard Maine                    | Good judgment comes from experience;
email: last name at domain . net | experience comes from bad judgment.
domain: summertriangle           |  -- Mark Twain

Re: permissions repair user directory on separate partition permissions

Postby me » Wed, 17 Feb 2010 02:53:21 GMT



Glad you got it fixed.  In the future, be aware that Repair Permissions 
won't touch any of that stuff.  It doesn't "repair" anything in any 
users' home folder.

-- 
K.

Lang may your lum reek.

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