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HT5338 In the referenced article, can ownership be changed through the Get info. window?

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Jan 15, 2013 11:19 PM

I'd like to know for ease of remembering if step 13 in the article could be accomplished though the user folder's Get Info. properyt window in the Finder?

(hey! if I could keep the arcane UNIX commands in my head storage, I wouldn't be loving me' Mac so much!!! Also, who wants to make a mistake through a typo dealing with the cryptic, unfriendly commands in the terminal window?! I stay away from it unless I absolutely have to.)

The options seem to be there in the Finder Get info window. But does the UNIX command accomplish something behind the scenes, subtle, that the Finder operation doesn't?

Mac mini Server (Mid 2010), OS X Server, 8GB RAM
  • MrHoffman Level 6 Level 6 (11,695 points)

    The underpinnings of the Get Info interface are the same Unix interfaces that the Unix commands tickle, if that's your question.

     

    Not that this is any attempt to assuage your concerns, but it's just as feasible and just as possible to mess things up with the GUI tools here — the GUI is often a multi-step process, and it's possible to get the settings wrong in various ways — as with the Unix commands. 

     

    Yes. I know. Not Helping. 

     

    If you're doing this sequence with any regularity, then a script containing the necessary commands could be useful.  Where you enter the target shortname as the parameter or at a prompt within the script, and the script does the rest, for instance.

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