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chmod & Why It Matters: User Permissions in OS X

So you’ve maybe been in this situation before – you’re at a post facility, and you’re trying to move a file from one location to another on a server, and you’re prompted for a password. Or instead of moving the file, it copies¬†when all you did was try to drag it from one location to another. Or you try to write to the file, but it won’t let you save your work. Sup with that? It’s user permissions, my friend. It’s really fun, you’re going to like it. Maybe you’ve never been in any of these situations and it doesn’t seem relevant right now. But trust me, for an assistant editor, this is a really useful thing to learn, and it will save your butt eventually.

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Quick Guide: OS X Settings

In freelance life you’re constantly learning new workflows, new equipment – and it can take a few moments to get used to everything. I like my mouse scroll set up fast. I like some Gestures and not others. I used to fix these things one by one, and then I made a list of all my favourite settings, so whenever I start on a new show I switch everything over at once! It only takes a few minutes.

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