How to fix home folder permissions in Yosemite ?

wts

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I am not referring to running Disk Utilities to "repair permissions". Is there a commercial/freeware programme that can fix home folder permissions in Yosemite or do i use TERMINAL with some secret code ?
 

simonsi

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If you don't understand how to change permissions, what makes you think they need "fixing"?

There are simple commands to change permissions but they can also introduce problems if you don't know what you are doing.
 

joedec

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I am not referring to running Disk Utilities to "repair permissions". Is there a commercial/freeware programme that can fix home folder permissions in Yosemite or do i use TERMINAL with some secret code ?
The defaults are, owner access only, except Public and Sites which grant group and others, read and execute.

ls -l ../appleseed/
total 0
drwx------+ 4 appleseed staff 136 Jan 19 22:34 Desktop
drwx------+ 5 appleseed staff 170 Nov 27 21:48 Documents
drwx------+ 4 appleseed staff 136 Nov 27 21:48 Downloads
drwx------+ 41 appleseed staff 1394 Dec 30 16:31 Library
drwx------+ 3 appleseed staff 102 Jul 30 2014 Movies
drwx------+ 3 appleseed staff 102 Jul 30 2014 Music
drwx------+ 4 appleseed staff 136 Nov 27 21:47 Pictures
drwxr-xr-x+ 6 appleseed staff 204 Jan 20 12:45 Public
drwxr-xr-x+ 3 appleseed staff 102 Dec 30 12:03 Sites

There is a program, Cocktail, that one of its many functions is it will set user directories back to the default.

Personally I leave mine alone for the most part.
 

Weaselboy

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I am not referring to running Disk Utilities to "repair permissions". Is there a commercial/freeware programme that can fix home folder permissions in Yosemite or do i use TERMINAL with some secret code ?
Follow the instructions in my previous post here.