BatChmod for Mac 1.7

BatChmod is a Cocoa utility written by Renaud Boisjoly for manipulating file and folder privileges in Mac OS X.

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BatChmod is a utility for manipulating file and folder privileges in Mac OS X.

Change permissions without the Terminal

It allows the manipulation of ownership as well as the privileges associated to the Owner, Group or others. It can also unlock files in order to apply those privileges and finally, it can remove any ACLs added to a folder or file under Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard or better.

If none of this makes sense to you, maybe BatChmod is not for you It has the potential to mangle your files if you do not know what you are doing. ESPECIALLY if you change the permission of your whole disk at once… just don’t do that.

Unlock what is rightfully yours

BatChmod can also give you back access to locked files, folders or disks. If something is locked, it can unlock it. If you no longer have permissions to files or folders, change the permissions back.

Sometimes, a whole hard disk can become inaccessible or locked and often, BatChmod can unlock those too!

If you moved a folder or files from another machine or another user on your machine, BatChmod can help set you up as their rightful owner.

Keep your Trash clean

Ah the beauty of a nice clean Trashcan on your Desktop. How annoying when you cannot empty it because some files are thought to be in use by the Finder! BatChmod offers a nice “Force Empty Trash” menu when you click on its icon or when you go to the BatChmod Menu when you run it. Quick and simple and you will never see those files again.

More features:

  • Works under Mac OS X 10.5 and better (including 10.14) and is 64-bit Intel native
  • Can display the commands which were just ran in case you want to reproduce them
  • It now allows entry in Octal if you like (through the Info Window)
  • And probably some other stuff we just cannot recall right now