Following on from my post about CRON tasks, I'd like to know a bit about repairing permissions... First, what does it do? If it's so important (and it's pretty much recommended as a cure-all whenever people post problems on these boards) why isn't it done automatically by the OS? Secondly, when should I do it? How often? It seems that whenever I do it, there is something to repair, even immediately after start up. Why are the permissions always wrong, and why isn't the repair permanent? Weighty questions for 5am, but I couldn't sleep... Cheers, Steve.