Read Only folders when creating new ones

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by videoterrorist, Nov 27, 2007.

  1. videoterrorist macrumors newbie

    Aug 2, 2007
    Hi all!

    We have 4 macs networked at work, one acting as a server for storage. All the files for the 3 other machines to access are located in the User > Public folder.
    If I create a new folder within the public folder on any of the other machines its privileges are defaultly set to Read Only. I can obviously change them on to Read & Write on the server machine (through get info), but is there anyway when creating a new folder from the other machines it all automatically be set to Read & Write??

  2. Jiddick ExRex macrumors 65816

    Jiddick ExRex

    May 14, 2006
    Roskilde, DK
    You can do this through the terminal but I don't think there's a way doing it through the UI.

    The reason for this is you're making the folders in a public folder where it might be a bad idea to give everybody write access per default...
  3. videoterrorist thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 2, 2007
    Do you know how to do it in Terminal? We need to create folders all the time & I can't be arsed to have to manually check to privileges to each one! haha
    Yeah I guessed there wouldn't be a nice simple way in the UI!? :)
  4. Mindflux macrumors 68000


    Oct 20, 2007
    I had the same problem and filed it as a bug report for Leopard with Apple. After going back and forth with the developers, they told me I can set the ACL via a command prompt to inherit directory and file permissions. You cannot do this with a gui it seems. Why Leopard does not have inheritable permissions set for shares to begin with is beyond me.

  5. videoterrorist thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 2, 2007
    Any idea how I do this? (if I can) Im on 10.4.11 too if that helps/hinders? :)
  6. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5


    Jun 6, 2003
    Solon, OH
    Are all folders affected, no matter where you create them? If they are, your umask setting is the cause. Here's some information on the umask command, and some information on the numeric format it takes for permissions.
  7. videoterrorist thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 2, 2007
    If I create a folder, then numerous sub-folders at the same time, I only have to change the permissions on the top folder, then it filters down, which is ok. But its not just me how creates folders & I'm the only one who has a clue about computers! haha
    Ideally I'd be able to force the mac to enable read & write on any new folder created, but I'm not sure thats gonna happen as the folders are in the public folder!?

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