Repairing disk permissions.

Discussion in 'macOS' started by btcomm, Oct 24, 2006.

  1. btcomm macrumors regular

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    Was there such an option in OS 9? If there is would repairing them using the OS 9 utility mess up OS 10 at all? Or does OS 10 repair permissions for OS 9 files already? Or would you ever have to repair permission at all for OS9?
     
  2. Shadow macrumors 68000

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    I don't think so. Mac OS X is UNIX-based, Mac OS 9 wasnt, so it can't repair permissions. I may be wrong however...
     
  3. ddekker macrumors regular

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    permissions

    you are correct... OS X is apples first true multi user OS, its based on BSD (unix sort of) so permissions are a big thing.

    DD
     
  4. thechris69 macrumors 6502

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    can someone clarify what verifying and repairing the disk permissions actually does?
     
  5. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Permissions repair compares the developer specified permissions in the BOM archives in /Library/Receipts/ to those of the installed files/directories on the disk.
    Verify simply checks and reports instances that differ, whereas repair checks and repairs differences.
     
  6. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Probably in the developer section, resets the "file permissions" for the system and certain applications.

    Wrong settings can cause problems, like a locked cache file or a read only settings file.

    Installers need to change the permissions of some files so they can update them or change them, they aren't always reset to the proper settings.
     

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