Getting Started with FinkCommander


If you already have version 0.4.2 or later of FinkCommander installed, you will need to drag it to the trash before replacing it with the new version. Because of the changes in file privileges described below, Finder will not overwrite your existing copy of FinkCommander.

Initial Startup

The first time you run a command in FinkCommander after installing a new version, it will announce that it does not have the necessary permissions and needs to "self-repair." You will then be presented with Mac OS X's security dialog asking for an administrator's password. You will need to enter your password twice and then re-try the command after the self-repair process is complete.

Once the self-repair is complete, you should only need to enter your password once per timeout period.

For those with sufficient interest, more information on FinkCommander security is available.

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