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By leoA4D
I have received the MacG4 mxcl fix from Maxwell which allows opening an .mxs file by double clicking the icon. The file shakes and nothing happens. Maxwell thinks that the execution permissions could be wrong and suggested checking the permissions via the Terminal/Maxwell Directory.

I need help with the syntax for the directory that will open a list of contents. BTW, I'm new to using the Terminal so the syntax needs to be in simplistic terms.


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By bonsak
ls -l lists the content of the current directory in the.
Typing help in the terminal shows you alot of commands.
Goggeled osx terminal commands and found this:
Did NL tell you what the perrmissions should be?

If they have a fix for G4s why cant they upload it to the download section?

By leoA4D
bonsak, thanks for the help, I'll check it out.

NS did provide the permissions. The availability of the fix is posted on the Bugs list and I followed up on it. In my request to NS, I suggested they post it for all. Miguel Talens said it would be posted. My problem-solving exchanges with Miguel ended around 7:30p his time, so, I'm not totally surprised the fix didn't make it here today.

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By bonsak
Could you tell me what the permissions for the maxwell dirs should be?

By leoA4D
bonsak, I checked out the MacOS/Unix link. Its a good glossary tool, however, I need more basic... real basic... help with forming the commands and paths to the Maxwell Directory.

The following is the entire body of the email from Miguel but, the contents should be confirmed with NS.

"uhmm, maybe the execution permissions are wrong. Let's check them:
Open a Terminal, go to the maxwell directory and list its contents:

macarra:~ grihan$ cd $MAXWELL_ROOT

macarra:/Applications/maxwell.app/Contents/MacOS grihan$ ls -l
total 23752
drwxr-xr-x 9 grihan unknown 306 15 Apr 21:33 data
drwxr-xr-x 7 grihan unknown 238 23 Mar 20:33 doc
-rw-r--r-- 1 grihan unknown 281 15 Apr 19:11 environment.plist
-rwxr-xr-x 1 grihan unknown 9949072 22 Mar 18:16 libqt-mt.3.dylib
-rw-r--r-- 1 grihan unknown 60 22 Apr 17:21 license.txt
-rwxr-xr-x 1 grihan unknown 49 22 Mar 17:37 license.txt.bak
-rwxr-xr-x 1 grihan unknown 2184212 21 Apr 18:00 mxcl
drwxr-xr-x 7 grihan unknown 238 18 Apr 18:11 output
-rw-r--r-- 1 grihan unknown 4617 23 Mar 19:55 rgb.mxs

macarra:/Applications/maxwell.app/Contents/MacOS grihan$

Check that the permissions of mxcl are -rwxr-xr-x
Otherwise, change them with the following command

chmod ugo+rx mxcl

That should do it."

By leoA4D

It's alive! It's alive! M~R Alpha 1.033 for Mac G4 is alive!

BatChmod worked! The permissions for the mxcl file are wrong like Miguel (NS) thought and I changed them in BatChmod.

Thanks for the BatChmod link.

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By 3dgeek
Sick, thanks for posting the BatChmod link!!!! Rockin the G4 version now too!!! I never thought this day would come.

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