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Mac OS X Tiger in a Nutshell by Jason McIntosh, Chuck Toporek, Chris Stone, Andy Lester

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Name

vsdbutil

Synopsis

vsdbutil { -a | -c | -d } pathname
vsdbutil -i

Enables or disables the use of permissions on a disk volume. This is equivalent to using the "Ignore Privileges" checkbox in the Finder's Info window for a mounted volume. The status of permissions usage on mounted volumes is stored in the permissions database, /var/db/volinfo.database.

Options

-a

Activate permissions on the volume designated by pathname.

-c

Print the status of permissions usage on the volume designated by pathname to standard output.

-d

Deactivate permissions on the volume designated by pathname.

-i

Initialize the permissions database to include all mounted HFS and HFS+ volumes.

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