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28th June 2004, 08:48 AM
A question for the technically minded users. I am using Jaguar (X.2.8) on a G4 Tower and have taken notice of an article from LAFCPUG (Los Angeles User Group) written by Charles Roberts <http://www.lafcug.org/care_feeding_jag.html> who advises using Repair Disk Permissions to keep the system in tip top order.

This advice includes running permissions and repeat running until the initial report ends in &#39;new permissions are 33261&#39;.

This has worked well until the last month or so and whilst I am having no problems with Jaguar, no matter how many times Repair Disk Permissions are run the following messages are displayed:-

&#39;Permissions differ on ./usr/share/man/man1/less1/ should be -rw-r--r--r they are -r-r--r--r. Permissions have been corrected.&#39; This is then followed by:-

&#39;Permissions differ on./usr/share/man/man1/more1/ should be -r-r--r--r they are -rw-r--r--r. Permissions have been corrected.&#39;

Is this normal or is there some mix up within Jaguar can anyone please advise me?

Harry :huh:

28th June 2004, 05:35 PM
See my tip here (http://forums.appletalk.com.au/index.php?showtopic=79&view=findpost&p=6989) in the Mac OS X tips topic about setting up a cron job that does a weekly permissions repair. It requires being comfortable with the terminal.

By the way, the things mentioned that still come up are just some manual pages for a couple of terminal commands, nothing serious.

29th June 2004, 10:04 AM
Thanks Currawong.

Did not think much was wrong as system operates perfectly - just curiosity I guess and we know what that did to the moggie&#33;