New ebook teaches Mac OS X users to solve problems, increase privacy, and
share files better by managing permissions.

Ithaca, NY USA (October 14, 2005) — Mac users who have long been at the
mercy of arcane permissions from Mac OS X’s Unix underpinnings can now
regain mastery of their Macs with “Take Control of Permissions in Mac OS
X,” the latest entry in the Take Control library. Written by Unix guru and
Mac aficionado Brian Tanaka, the 90-page ebook mixes practical how-to
details and troubleshooting tips with just the right amount of theory as it
explains permissions in relation to how you keep your files private, copy
files to and from servers effectively, set the Ignore Permissions option
for external disks, repair screwy permissions, and delete those files that
just won’t die. For those who want to learn advanced concepts, the ebook
also delves into topics like the sticky bit, symbolic versus absolute ways
to set permissions, and how to work with bit masks. The book covers
managing permissions from the Finder’s Get Info and Inspector windows, with
more-capable Macintosh utilities, and from the Unix command line.

Take Control publisher Adam Engst admitted, “Although I’ve been using Mac
OS X for years, I’ve never really understood how permissions worked, and
none of my Mac-expert friends did either. I’m still no Unix whiz, but after
reading Brian’s ebook, I’m much more comfortable troubleshooting and fixing
wacky permissions problems from the command line.”

Book Details

“Take Control of Permissions in Mac OS X” by Brian Tanaka
PDF format, 90 pages, free 26-page sample available
Platforms covered: Mac OS X
Publication date: October 13, 2005
Price: $10
ISBN: 1-933671-00-9

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