Automatic Folder Permissions

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by anico161, Jun 8, 2009.

  1. anico161 macrumors newbie

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    Is there a way to use automater or applescript or something to make a single folder on my system RW for everyone so i can drag files to it and they will be converted to RW automatically?? I want to do this with new files so i dont want to jsut change the permissions on the folder because I dont want to have to do that everytime i add a new file. I am a beginner to applescript and automater so as much help as possibly would be appreciated. Thanks!
     
  2. Darth.Titan macrumors 68030

    Darth.Titan

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    #2
    Sounds like you just need to use your /Users/Shared folder.
     
  3. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

    BlueRevolution

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    I found a video tutorial for the purpose. I don't know why anyone would make a programming guide as a video, but regardless I've transcribed the AppleScript from the video and attached it to this message.
     

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  4. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    I agree. Changing the permission on folders for all read/write compromises the security of the machine. Using a shared area, which Apple does is the better way, or use an external drive that you can share.
     

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