How can I make all folders have Read & Write permissions turned on?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by TwitchOSX, May 30, 2012.

  1. TwitchOSX macrumors 6502

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    #1
    We got a new Mac Pro. I still haven't moved everything over from our G5 as I work out bugs. So, I'm accessing files on the G5 from the Mac Pro. Problem is, if I want to save stuff to a folder on the G5 from the Mac Pro, that folder has to have Read & Write permissions for "everyone" turned on. So, I have to go to the G5 and manually do this for every folder that I want that type of access to.

    Is there a way in terminal or something to just say "make every single folder on this computer have read & write access"??

    G5 is running 10.5
     
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    #2
    There is, but doing this on a global basis is NOT recommended, because it'll mess up things like the various bits of the system used for booting. :eek:

    A better solution is to do this for just /Users and its subfolders - which is where most of the shared data people need access to resides anyhow, and is perfectly safe to do this to.

    The command you need (BE CAREFUL):
    Code:
    chmod -R o+rw /Users
    
    Be aware that if there are multiple users on the G5, this will fail with access denied errors - doing this as the superuser solves it.
     
  3. TwitchOSX thread starter macrumors 6502

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    #3
    Sweet. That's what I was looking to do. Thanks!
     

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