automating enabling of plugin settings on new versions

panagiotis merakos panos.merakos at
Mon Feb 13 10:51:22 EST 2017

Hi Richard,

I think that changing the permissions of the app bundle may cause issues
with OSX's Gatekeeper. If you want to customize or change the settings (and
make sure the changes do stick) of the Application Browser, I suggest you
put a copy of it in your Plugins folder.

In case you are interested, see for more details on this.


On Fri, Feb 10, 2017 at 9:36 PM, Dr. Hawkins via use-livecode <
use-livecode at> wrote:

> WE went through parts of this a while ago, and being naturally lazy, I came
> up with
> chmod -R u+w `ls -rtd
> /Applications/LiveCode*/Contents/Tools/Plugins/revapplicationoverview.rev
> |
> tail -1`
> as an invocation to write enable the plugin folder and its contents for the
> most recent version (OS X; linux will be similar and depend upon variant)
> This changes the mode (chmod) recursively; the ls finds the version with
> the latter date stamp.
> However, even though the mode changes, I still can't write, and have to
> manually load the application browser.
> Isn't that folder the only thing we used to need to changer am I missing
> something?
> --
> Dr. Richard E. Hawkins, Esq.
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Panagiotis Merakos <panos.merakos at>
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