Corrupted Files in OS X

Gregory Lypny gregory.lypny at
Tue Aug 3 22:07:47 EDT 2004

Hello everyone,

I apologize in advance if this, being observed with MC, is not directly 
relevant to Rev, but I suspect it is.

A week or so ago I wrote in about corrupted MC stack files, where a 
tilde (~) was being appended to the mc extension of the file residing 
in the Mac OS folder of the application package of a standalone (what a 
mouthful that was...).  One of the list members, Wouter, responded that 
mc~ files are temps or backups the engine makes when there is a crash 
or corruption.  In my case, it appears that the problem was caused by 
an attempt to write output to the Shared folder.  Redirecting output to 
another folder within the current account fixed it.

My question now is whether it is possible to write to the Shared 
folder.  It has read-write permission assigned to everyone.  So, why 
the problem?

	Gregory Lypny
	Associate Professor of Finance
	John Molson School of Business
	Concordia University
	Montreal, Quebec

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