help setting folder permission

Discussion in 'macOS' started by gnychis, Nov 17, 2010.

  1. gnychis macrumors 6502

    May 24, 2009
    Hi all,

    I am trying to set a folder permission to include _www (apache) ... this can be seen in a screenshot on setting up webdav for dropbox:

    I cannot seem to get it... every time I hit the "+" button, there is no _www and I can't manually add it
  2. Hal Itosis, Nov 18, 2010
    Last edited: Nov 18, 2010

    Hal Itosis macrumors 6502a

    Hal Itosis

    Feb 20, 2010
    Just guessing, but you may need to resort to the command line.

    For example:

    chmod +a "group:_www allow list,search,add_file,delete_child" /path/to/the/dropbox

    Obviously you'll need to decide on which of the (13?) types of access to specify (and possibly some sort of inheritance too), as well as the proper pathname. Maybe some apache guru can shed more light.

    Edit: yah, that seems to work. And —once that _www group is aded (via running the chmod command above) —you can then go back to the Get Info window and tweak the settings from there (if Finder feels more comfortable).
  3. gnychis thread starter macrumors 6502

    May 24, 2009
    Thanks man! Worked great :)

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