HT1452: About Disk Utility's Repair Disk Permissions featureLearn about About Disk Utility's Repair Disk Permissions feature
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 19, 2013 3:19 PM (in response to truevoice)
As long as the report ends up with 'Permissions repair complete' then, as far as permissions go, you are fine. You can ignore the various statements in the report:
Permissions you can ignore on 10.5 onwards:
Using 'should be -rw-r--r-- , they are lrw-r--r--' as an example, you will see the that the permissions are not changed, but the | indicates a different location. This is because an update to Leopard onwards changed the location of a number of system components.
Poster rccharles has provided this description of what it all means:
d = directory
r = read
w = write
x = executeable program
| | |
| | all other users not in first two types
a little more info
Before the user had read & write. A member of the group had read.
After, only the user had read & write.
If you are running Panther or Tiger:
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