Every Monday, we'll show you how to do something new and simple with Apple's built-in command line application. You don't need any fancy software, or knowledge of coding to do any of these. All you need is a keyboard to type 'em out!
File permissions are important to utilize on a computer with more than one login because they keep certain user from accessing files or folders with sensitive information. Occasionally, you may need to give someone access to these particular files, and that’s when knowing how to use this tool could come in handy. Using an administrator account and the chmod command, you can “change the mode” of files and folders, which will allow other uers to read, write, or execute certain files.
Read on to learn all about file permissions and how you can change them through the command line.