Folder permissions: Global change for new folders???

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by scottjua, Sep 20, 2011.

  1. scottjua macrumors newbie

    May 23, 2011
    I am running into a most frustrating issue.

    I recently switched to Mac for my work machines (always had a mac in the office/house for personal use), and I share files with my other Windows machines.

    The issues I'm having are that every time I create a file or folder on the mac in Lion, the permissions for that files/folder are set to READ ONLY, and I essentially have to ALWAYS go through each file to change them for the windows world to view/do anything with them.

    This is particularly troublesome with lots of files and folders within folders that need to be FTP'd, as those LION permissions mean they can't be viewed on the web until changed and re-uploaded.

    Is there a way to make a global change to how/when new folders and files are written to have permissions set to ALL READ AND WRITE???

  2. derbothaus macrumors 601


    Jul 17, 2010
    Check out the options for umask.

    Sorry but I don't have time for a Unix tutorial:(
    You can also get a 3rd party app like Path Finder that allows you to set your own file permissions on creation.

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