How can I require a password before emptying the Trash? My roommate had one of my important documents in the Trash!! Good thing he didn't empty the Trash, like he has a quick habit of doing!!!
ElDiabloConCaca said:Howabout making him his own limited user account, and storing your important documents in your home folder so he can't muck with them?
After all, that's exactly how multiple users are supposed to function in OS X/UNIX. It's intuitive, and trying to use it differently can be frustrating.
ElDiabloConCaca said:You can also set the computer to automatically log out after a definted amount of time, if you have users who are in the habit of leaving themselves logged in when they're done.
UNIX/Mac OS X was specifically designed to have one user account per user, and trying to use it counter-intuitively (one user account for many users) is going to be frustrating, to say the least. I would highly recommend separate user accounts for each user -- that way, your documents are safe from prying eyes... documents that need to be used by all users can be placed somewhere else, like in the "Shared" folder. If hard drive space is a concern, new user accounts take up a negligible amount of space.
g/re/p said:You should not be able to see the contents of another users drop box - you should, however, be able to copy (option-drag) files and folders to it.
If he can see the contents of your drop box, the permissions
may be set wrong.
Open a finder window in column veiw, click on /users/your_username/public/, highlight the drop box,
and press the command-i key sequence.
What do the permissions show as? They should be:
Owner: Read and Write
Group: Write Only(Drop Box)
Other: Write Only(Drop Box)