Posted on Monday, Aug 07 2006 @ 00:27 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
When it comes to Mac OS X troubleshooting and maintenance, Repairing permissions may be the most frequently recommended course of action. It’s also easily the most maligned. The procedure has taken its (rightful) place in the Pantheon of Overused Procedures, next to “zapping the PRAM,” “rebuilding the Desktop,” and “performing a clean install,” with some users acting as if it’s a cure-all for any and every issue anyone might have with a Mac, and something that should be done every day to prevent problems from ever occurring. Conversely, a vocal camp claims that the procedure is worthless—even harmful—and that those who use it regularly are no better than tool-using primates on the evolutionary scale.
Check it out over at MacWorld