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    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:

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    See my tip here 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.
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    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;

    Harry

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