BatChmod
BatChmod
1.7b5

4.8

BatChmod free download for Mac

BatChmod

1.7b5
12 February 2016

Change file ownership and permissions (beta).

Overview

BatChmod allows you to change any specific privilege or ownership without affecting the others (ie, changing the group without affecting the owner, or adding or removing a specific privilege without affecting all the others).

Note: While the software is classified as free, it is actually donationware. Please consider making a donation to help support development.

What's new in BatChmod

Version 1.7b5:
  • Fixes Sparkle vulnerability issue
  • Update checking now directed to secure web server

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schmelding
21 January 2014

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Na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na BATCHMOD! (Someone had to do it.)
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Version 1.7b3
476429
09 June 2019
I'm still on macOS 10.12 and Batchmod works perfectly. It's crazy that Apple doesn't provide a way to do this in the GUI. Batchmod is simple and essential. It's definitely a utility that should be installed on every Mac.
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Version 1.7b5
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Fahlman
Fahlman
20 July 2019
Apple does provide a way to do this in the Finder. It's in the Sharing & Permission section of the Get Info window..
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polocanada
14 May 2019
That's the only tool that really works ... to change permissions and in particular UNLOCK the all enclosed folders and files on all levels deep and works fast even on network drive. It's unfortunate MacOS doesn't include a user friendly tool with the system. The other app Permissions Reset worked in the past and stopped working now. So kudos to do the developer of BatChmod and many thanks.
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Version 1.7b5
fluflynight
28 August 2016
yes, It is good for deleting mackeeper when you force quit trash. nice 10/10
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Version 1.7b5
Big Johnson
15 June 2016
This app has not yet been updated to protect against the Sparkle updater framework vulnerability that was discovered in Jan. 2016. Apps that use a vulnerable version of Sparkle and an unencrypted HTTP channel for server updates are at risk of being hijacked to transmit malicious code to end users.
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Version 1.7b5
1 answer(s)
Tubo
Tubo
30 November 2016
It has been updated, apparently:
>If you would like to learn more about how BatChmod works, please read the BatChmod Instructions page.
Download BatChmod 1.7 beta 5 (learn more)
Runs on Mac OS X 10.11
and fixes Sparkle vulnerability
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WordWeaver
11 February 2016
I have found Batchmod particularly useful when I have to update my WordPress blog. I keep the file and folder permissions for my blog set tight due to obvious security concerns. Thus, whenever I perform an automated update of my blog, I have to relax some of my permissions a bit. Batchmod makes this task very easy to do. Thank you developer for continuing to maintain this FREE app over the years. It is much appreciated. I encourage all regular users of this app to donate to the developer, if you haven't already done so.
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Version 1.7b5
Titanium1
10 February 2016
Simply a "Must have"!! Thanks Renaud!
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Version 1.7b4
John-Sawyer-CJS
02 August 2015
BatChmod is the best tool I've found for fixing and modifying entire user home folder ACL lists (for instance, for getting rid of the extra "everyone" account that can cause so much trouble), since its Owner list always offers you all of an OS X installation's user names to apply to any folder, no matter which account you're logged into while running BatChmod, as well as many of the system-related owner names. If you use most of the simpler utilities (like Permissions Reset) to reset ACL lists for an entire user's home folder, you need to be logged into that user's account, because these utilities will change the owner of that home folder to the currently logged-in user, and remove the former owner from that home folder's ACL list, and from all enclosed files and folders if you select that option. Once that's done, you can't use the simpler utilities to fix this, since they will no longer offer the altered home folder's former owner in the utility's Owner list as an item to reapply to the folder--it will offer only the name of the currently logged-in user. BatChmod's list of Group names that you can apply is also far more extensive, not limited to just the currently logged-in user, admin, staff, and wheel.
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Version 1.7b3
ososX
12 April 2015
An excellent must-have application which I use every now and then. At the developer web site it is written that 10.6.3 (not a beta as stated above) is for 10.5 to 10.9. Does anyone knows if it works in 10.10 ?
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Version 1.7b3
1 answer(s)
John-Sawyer-CJS
John-Sawyer-CJS
02 August 2015
Not sure, but if BatChmod 1.6.3 doesn't work for you in OS 10.10, try BatChmod 1.7b3.
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freevito
25 January 2014
BatChmod is an indispensable tool for anyone who absolutely has to edit file and folder permissions and knows what they're doing. I occasionally need to edit configuration files that are buried inside "No Access" folders inside hidden directories. After I'm done, I use BatChmod to put everything back the way it was. It's a great little app. Donation gladly sent.
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Version 1.7b3
zo219
23 January 2014
Five stars for how any years now? Superb.
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Version 1.7b3
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4.8

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Intel 32
  • OS X 10.11.0 or later
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