BatChmod for Mac

BatChmod for Mac

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Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.7b3
  • Total Downloads:
    19,028
  • Date Added:
    Jan. 21, 2014
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    3.32MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    50
  • Platform:
    Mac
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Editors' Review

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BatChmod for Mac lets you change file permissions more quickly without using the Terminal, by checking or unchecking boxes corresponding to different levels of permissions. It's a practical app but its interface offers room for improvement.

Despite its rather dull interface, BatChmod for Mac lets you import files with ease. To get started you need to click the "File" button that brings up a Finder window for selecting the file whose permissions you want to modify. Once the file is selected, drop-down boxes automatically display the owner and group, and you can check or uncheck boxes for each of the permissions. For those unfamiliar with the types, the short labels of R, W, and X will likely be a mystery; more information should have been provided, i.e. R = read, W = write, and X = execute. Additional check boxes are also available to modify other properties, but they are also poorly labeled and even less clear.

If you want a quick way to change a file's permissions without using the Terminal, BatChmod for Mac can help you. However, if you never used Unix nor Linux and are not familiar with the chmod command you'll have to spend some time figuring out what those unnamed shortcuts mean. While this isn't a bad app by all means, it's not the most intuitive one, either -- unless you are an advanced user and know exactly what you're doing.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"Essential Tool"

May 05, 2008  |  By flammable

 |  Version: BatChmod 1.5

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Batchmod is one of those apps that I'm really happy to have on my hard drive.

Thank you, Arbysoft. The addition of ACLs (even if it's only to view them) is perfect!

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5 stars

"one of the few absolutely essential os x utilities"

February 13, 2006  |  By popnfresh

 |  Version: BatChmod 1.36

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I can't tell you how many times this little utility has saved my ass. Forget trying to manage permissions using the Finder's info window or typing into the Terminal. This app provides a simple easy-to-use GUI for powerful UNIX chmod commands. And unlike the Finder, it recursively propagates almost instantaneously. If you're an OS X admin, you need this.

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5 stars

"one of the few absolutely essential os x utilities"

February 13, 2006  |  By popnfresh

 |  Version: BatChmod 1.36

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I can't tell you how many times this little utility has saved my ass. Forget trying to manage permissions using the Finder's info window or typing into the Terminal. This app provides a simple easy-to-use GUI for powerful UNIX chmod commands. And unlike the Finder, it recursively propagates almost instantaneously. If you're an OX X admin, you need this.

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1 stars

"Considering"

February 13, 2006  |  By Brass Hammer

 |  Version: BatChmod 1.36

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Considering that the program doesnâ??t even work, I am surprised it gets such high marks. It starts and quits.

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5 stars

"Wish I knew about this long ago"

December 18, 2005  |  By artherstrasse

 |  Version: BatChmod 1.34

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
For those running home networks or multiple user accounts with transfers going back and forth between accounts, this tool is lovely. Just drag your user directory into it and set whatever permissions you want. What's nice is it will change permissions on folders, sub-folders and files in one quick execution.


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5 stars

"Vital util"

July 29, 2005  |  By timeonrizer-online

 |  Version: BatChmod 1.34

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Vital util when you need to batch change permissions and don't want to run a full system repair.

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5 stars

"This product ROCKS!"

March 17, 2005  |  By lawsonmusic

 |  Version: BatChmod 1.34

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Thanks for making such a great freeware utility. I was happy to make a modest donation after this thing saved my butt twice. It works exactly as anyone familiar with permissions in Unix thinks it would and got me right back on track in minutes.

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5 stars

"Problem with trashes on external FireWire disks"

February 24, 2005  |  By mfix--2008

 |  Version: BatChmod 1.34

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
first and foremost a big Thank You to developer to provide us with this very useful tool for free. But there seems to be a problem introduced with the new release, where it does not delete trashes on external FireWire disks (OSX 10.3.7 & 10.3.8, deleting of prefs doesn't help). i reverted back to 1.32 and everything works.
Could You pls fix this - thanx

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5 stars

"Superb!"

February 06, 2005  |  By paulc

 |  Version: BatChmod 1.34

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Superb utility... now this is REAL Macintosh software... a model for any other fledgling developers.

5 GOLDEN stars to the developer!

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5 stars

"Thank You!"

December 24, 2004  |  By kokopellie

 |  Version: BatChmod 1.33

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
BatChmod works like a champ. I have been tring to deleate a locked folder for hours!!! It worked in seconds.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.7b3
See http://www.lagentesoft.com/express/index.html.
General
Publisher Arbysoft
Publisher web site http://www.macchampion.com/arbysoft
Release Date January 21, 2014
Date Added January 21, 2014
Version 1.7b3
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Management
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.7, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.5 PPC, Mac OS X 10.5, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel, Mac OS X 10.6 Intel
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 3.32MB
File Name BatChmod17b3.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 19,028
Downloads Last Week 50
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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