[OS X TeX] MacOSX-TeX Digest, Vol 49, Issue 4
Justin C. Walker
justin at mac.com
Sun Nov 6 22:07:14 EST 2011
On Nov 6, 2011, at 17:48 , Herbert Schulz wrote:
> On Nov 6, 2011, at 3:36 PM, Murray Eisenberg wrote:
>>> and let us know the output so we can see how the permissions and ownership are set?
>> ls -aFl /usr/local/texlive/texmf-local
>> drwxr-xr-x 13 root wheel 442 Nov 5 17:29 ./
>> drwxr-xr-x 4 root wheel 136 Nov 3 19:31 ../
>> drwxr-xr-x 4 root wheel 136 Jun 21 10:04 bibtex/
>> drwxr-xr-x+ 4 root wheel 136 Nov 5 16:53 doc/
> Hmmmm... for some reason there are additional permissions on the doc, source and tpm directories (the + sign at the end) and I don't know much about dealing with those but they shouldn't be there.
According to the man page for 'ls', the "+" sign means that there is extra information associated with the file/directory so decorated:
If the file
or directory has extended attributes, the permissions field printed
by the -l option is followed by a '@' character. Otherwise, if the
file or directory has extended security information (such as an
access control list), the permissions field printed by the -l option
is followed by a '+' character.
What that information is is left as an exercise for the reader :-}
It's not correct to say that the "+" should not be there, although it's hard to say why it would be there (e.g., there are no "+"s in my installation).
Justin C. Walker, Curmudgeon at Large
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