AW: AW: AW: How to make an app accessible for all users on Mac?

Phil Jimmieson phil at
Fri Apr 17 08:40:58 EDT 2009

Hi Tiemo,
directories have a "d" at the start of their permissions, so that's  
ok. Some of the items inside your app folder are directories, and some  
are files. It does look like the execute permission for that second  
file you mention is missing for all users other than the owner - which  
might stop it from running. If you use the chmod command I mentioned  
in the previous posting it won't change the "d" bit of the permissions  
of directories (the command *adds* permissions - that's what the a+  
bit of it is for). As long as you're in the correct folder when you  
issue the chmod command (the app's own bundle folder) it ought to be  
impossible to damage any other applications or files, and you can  
always replace that copy with another unmodified one to get you back  
to where you were before...

On 17 Apr 2009, at 13:29, Tiemo Hollmann TB wrote:

> Hi Phil,
> thank you for your extensive explanation. In opposite to your  
> tutorial my
> files have two different permission setting:
> drwxrwxrwx (leading "d" ?) e.g. the
> -rwxrw-rw-  e.g. The execute of my app
> Because of the different number of chars to your advice I didn't  
> executed
> the sudo command.
> Any idea?
> Thanks
> Tiemo
>> You will hopefully now see all the individual elements that make up
>> your app, and the permissions related to each one. On the app I had
>> all were set to "rwxrwxrwx" - which gives all permissions to  
>> everyone.
>> If yours doesn't have that you can set it as follows:
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