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

Tiemo Hollmann TB toolbook at
Fri Apr 17 09:09:04 EDT 2009

Hi Phil,
you hit it! Setting the x permissions with sudo, made it.
Now I still have two questions:
1. When looking in the info panel - permission settings, I only can choose
"read" or "read & write", no "read & write & execute". Can I set the
excecute permission only in the terminal by sudo or am I missing something?
2. When creating a new app, is this way by setting the x permissions with
sudo the standard way to give everyone the permission to execute my app, or
am I missing something in creating my standalone (on Win XP and transferring
it to Mac to create a DMG)?

Thanks for your coaching, have a nice WE!

> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: use-revolution-bounces at [mailto:use-revolution-
> bounces at] Im Auftrag von Phil Jimmieson
> Gesendet: Freitag, 17. April 2009 14:41
> An: How to use Revolution
> Betreff: Re: AW: AW: AW: How to make an app accessible for all users on
> Mac?
> 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...

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