Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Finder: Paste Item Exactly

Kyle Sluder notes that if you hold down the Option and Shift keys, the Finder’s Edit menu changes Paste to “Paste Item Exactly.” I think this was added in Mac OS X 10.7. It prompts for an administrator password and preserves the original file’s ownership and permissions. Super User says that it does not preserve access control lists (ACLs), though.

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[…] operation preserve as much data as possible. Apple made the opposite choice with the Finder’s Paste Exactly, although in that case you could argue that the information discarded by default is only […]

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