Thank you for your post.
You can remove the an unknown directory with Terminal. However, I'm a bit concerned when you say "I am comfortable with the Terminal, I just do not know what commands to run."
If you are comfortable with Terminal, then you should know that it is all commands. From the Terminal Help file, the command to remove a directory is:
rm -r myDirectory
Although you can change the read/write privileges using Terminal, you can also click on the folder, pull down the File menu and select "Get Info". Then, under "Sharing & Permissions", set the privileges to "Read & Write".
Thank you for looking at this issue.
I do not have an unknown directory. I have an unknown group listed in the Get Info window showing permissions of my, non default location, database folder and each of the database files it contains. The name of the group is listed as "(unknown)" and I am hoping to eliminate it.
When I said that I am comfortable with Terminal, I meant that I am comfortable using the Terminal, however as an old Mac user, back to the original Macintosh, I am still bringing my UNIX up to speed and do not know which commands would be required to set the permissions which will allow FMSA to properly have access to our databases and backups without leaving them as read and write for everyone as I have now.
As I mentioned in the original post, the system we run FMSA on is a OS X Client which does not offer the background / daemon users and groups when selecting who can own files in the Get Info window. If we were on a server we would be able to do this through Server Admin. We are not on a server, thus my question.
Can anyone help with the terminal commands to run on our non default location folders and database files to allow them to have owner of fmserver and group of fmsadmin as the default folders do?
Specifically, I am looking for examples of proper syntax on chown and chgrp commands as the man pages, in Terminal, for them are not totally clear to me as a UNIX user of modest background and experience.
chown username item
chgrp username item
That's what I am looking for. Can you clarify for me exactly what you would use for the following:
/Volumes/Data/Database - change the Database folder
chown fmserver Database
chgrp fmsadmin Database
Is that correct?
Tried it out as in my example. That's what I needed. Thank you.
you might have to change permissions on the files too (I don't know)
chown fmserver Database -R
chgrp fmsadmin Database -R
The -R makes it recursive and will change the group/owner for everything inside the Database directory.