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MacBytes
Jan 28, 2008, 05:03 PM
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Category: 3rd Party Software
Link: Microsoft offers Office workaround (http://www.macbytes.com/link.php?sid=20080128180336)
Description:: A little command voodoo will do the trick very nicely...

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arkmannj
Jan 28, 2008, 09:09 PM
Couldn't MS have just written a quick Applescript to accomplish this same thing ?

impierced
Jan 28, 2008, 11:19 PM
Couldn't MS have just written a quick Applescript to accomplish this same thing ?

Does make me chuckle. This from the largest software vendor on the planet. :rolleyes:

cwt1nospam
Jan 29, 2008, 12:13 AM
Couldn't MS have just written a quick Applescript to accomplish this same thing ?
Or how about a shell script?
#!/bin/bash
sudo chown -h -R root:admin /Applications/Microsoft\ Office\ 2008
sudo chown -h -R root:admin /Library/Automator
sudo chown -h -R root:admin /Library/Fonts/Microsoft
sudo chown -h -R root:admin /Library/Application Support/Microsoft

They could have done the same thing with the executable problem by making everything not executable and then going back and fixing the few items that need to be executable.

#!/bin/bash
sudo chmod ugo-x -LR /Applications/Microsoft\ Office\ 2008
sudo chmod ugo-x -LR /Library/Automator
sudo chmod ugo-x -LR /Library/Fonts/Microsoft
sudo chmod ugo-x -LR /Library/Application
sudo chmod ugo+x /path/to/first/item
sudo chmod ugo+x /path/to/second/item
sudo chmod ugo+x /path/to/third/item
.
.
.
sudo chmod ugo+x /path/to/last/item

How long would that have taken them? A half hour, if they milked it?

winmacguy
Jan 29, 2008, 12:36 AM
Or how about a shell script?
#!/bin/bash
sudo chown -h -R root:admin /Applications/Microsoft\ Office\ 2008
sudo chown -h -R root:admin /Library/Automator
sudo chown -h -R root:admin /Library/Fonts/Microsoft
sudo chown -h -R root:admin /Library/Application Support/Microsoft

They could have done the same thing with the executable problem by making everything not executable and then going back and fixing the few items that need to be executable.


How long would that have taken them? A half hour, if they milked it?

With a team of 19 people and endless meetings it would probably take them....a couple of weeks if they moved..... quickly. ;)