Do you know if the commands i entered could effect permissions?
Last login: Mon Jul 1 08:48:51 on console
Brians-iMac:~ briplumb$ chflags nohidden -/Library
Last login: Mon Jul 1 08:48:51 on console
Brians-iMac:~ briplumb$ jar xf ~/library/application\ Support/minecraft/bin/minecraft.jar
Thanks very much Andy, these are all the commands that have been made, are any of these likely to cause permission issues?
Last login: Mon Jul 1 11:25:48 on ttys000
Brians-iMac:~ briplumb$ history 50 1 cd
5 mkdir mctmp
6 cd mctmp
7 jar xf ~/library/application\ Support/minecraft/bin/minecraft.jar
8 chflags nohidden -/Library
9 history 50
>>are any of these likely to cause permission issues?
No, and do note the difference between ~ which is short for a user 'home' folder and -
did you enter any commands in other user accounts ?
if not, please describe what happens when you try the apps which are a problem, and include any console messages from the time you try. Do the apps behave for other users ?
I didnt enter any other commands in terminal in the admin user.
However this user has these, but i think i typed some wrong.
Last login: Mon Jul 1 06:46:00 on console
Brians-iMac:~ Family$ history 50
1 1n -s /Users/shared/saves -/Library/Application\ Support/minecraft/saves
2 /Users/shared/saves -/Library/Application\ Support/minecraft/saves
3 1n -s /Users/shared/saves -/Library/Application\ Support/minecraft/saves
4 /Users/shared/saves -/Library/Application\ Support/minecraft/saves
5 "ls -l"
6 ln -s /Users/shared/saves ~/library/Application\ Support/minecraft/saves
7 ln -s /Users/shared/saves ~/library/Application\ Support/minecraft/saves
8 history 50
I have subsequently solved the minecraft problem by copying a folder from the admin account to the new account.
The problems in the admin account are in mail, nothing happens when i clicked on mail icon, although the menus arrive at top of the desktop. I have been checking the folders and files in application support, mail, and they all seem to be set to read only, will it hurt to change them to read & write ?
Can't open the lock file at /Users/briplumb/library/Application Support/Skype/Skype.pid. The file exists but you have not enough priveleges to write to it.
check permissions and lauch Sype again.
Unable to initialize the storage of temporary files.
I have change permissions for some folders, and there enclosed, in iphoto library and some of the minecraft files in application support. Perhaps they have affected the other permissions?
Thanks again for your help
This is the console message from mail
01/07/2013 18:58:56.983 Mail: 0x7fb7b29280f0 got exception setting PRAGMA cache_size (error 14: unable to open database file), current retries 2
01/07/2013 18:58:57.985 Mail: 0x104854db0 got exception setting PRAGMA cache_size (error 14: unable to open database file), current retries 1
01/07/2013 18:58:59.986 Mail: 0x104855260 got exception setting PRAGMA cache_size (error 14: unable to open database file), current retries 0
01/07/2013 18:58:59.987 Mail: [+[Library executeBlock:isWriter:useTransaction:isPrivileged:]] Error 14 setting PRAGMA cache_size
01/07/2013 18:58:59.987 Mail: setting PRAGMA cache_size
This is the console message from spotify
01/07/2013 20:27:28.556 [0x0-0x126126].com.spotify.client: 19:27:28.555 I [breakpad.cpp:107 ] Registered Breakpad for product: spotify
01/07/2013 20:27:28.556 [0x0-0x126126].com.spotify.client: 19:27:28.555 I [translate.cpp:139 ] Reloading language file
01/07/2013 20:27:28.656 [0x0-0x126126].com.spotify.client: 19:27:28.655 F [storage.cpp:1532 ] Unable to open index: /Users/briplumb/Library/Caches/com.spotify.client/Storage/index.dat (13)
and this from Skype
01/07/2013 21:14:55.881 Firewall: Skype is listening from 0.0.0.0:8723 proto=6
01/07/2013 21:14:55.884 Skype: -[ABAddressBook sharedAddressBook] Can't ABACQUIRE_FILE_LOCK /SourceCache/AddressBook/AddressBook-1091/Framework/AddressBook/ABAddressBook.m :4060
01/07/2013 21:14:55.885 Skype: Application is not entitled to access AddressBook contacts
and the message changed to someone is already signed in on this computer but i have been in all users and made sure its closed.