Terminal usage for protecting folders and files

Discussion in 'macOS' started by carlosbutler, Nov 22, 2008.

  1. carlosbutler macrumors 6502a


    Feb 24, 2008
    London City
    I was asked by a friend who has just bought a new macbook if you can password protect files and directories. I explained how you can do it through terminal quite easily in some pictures (here if anyone wants to know how).

    But is there another way, without needing some extra software from a 3rd party?
  2. sOwL macrumors 6502


    Sep 25, 2007
    Nerd Cave
    you realise that you can achieve the same thing by changing the persmissions of a folder in get info right? Also, the best bet into having safe password protected files is to make a password encrypted disk image in disk utility.
  3. MurphyM macrumors 6502

    Dec 29, 2007
    Here's a way to put strong encryption on a file from Terminal. There's a link there to a widget that someone based on the command line too.

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