How to change Unix permissions on Mac OS X using the BatChmod utility.

Changing file and folder permissions on Mac OS X can be a daunting task if you’re trying to do it by using the build-in tools provided by Apple.

If you need a more robust tool for modifying your file and folder permissions, BatchMod is the tool that you’re going to want to use.

The above video tutorial provides users with a general walkthrough on how to use BatchMod.

Some of the topics covered include:

  1. A general overview of the BatchMod user interface.
  2. Why you should use caution when changing file and folder permissions.
  3. A discussion on viewing current permissions using native OS X tools instead of BatchMod.
  4. How to modify the permissions of multiple files / folders at once.
  5. A discussion on what the permission icons in BatchMod signify.

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