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Change multiple user folder permissions

2630 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: Nov 30, 2009 11:31 AM by Andbrowny RSS
Anthony Stott Calculating status...
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Nov 30, 2009 1:47 AM

I'm hoping someone can help me. Stupidly I moved the folder where the users directories are with the finder. the result is I am having problems when a user logs is due to incorrect permissions. does anyone have a script or terminal command I can use to correct this issue. basically I need the folder name to be the owner and no access by other users. Thanks!
Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • Andbrowny Level 4 Level 4 (1,610 points)
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    Nov 30, 2009 11:31 AM (in response to Anthony Stott)
    Hi Anthony, you could use something crude like

    #for a list of users from data folder
    ls -1 $data > $Users
    for name in $(awk '{print $1}' < "
    sudo chown -R $name $data/$name


    This is assuming the Home Directory names are standard.
    You will need to edit the value for data.
    As always test, test, test and have a good known working backup.
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