Listener Alan had a great idea to use a little AppleScript and Folder Actions to solve the issue of creating a folder that could share documents and files between two user accounts on the same Mac.
In MacCast dated 2013.03.13, listener Dan asked for an easier way to save files to the users 'Public' folder so that they could be edited by other users. I thought that this is a problem that could be solved by using a folder action through Applescript. Below is an Applescript which changes permissions to (-rw-r--rw-) of any file placed into the folder in what I think is an elegant albeit very geeky way. Although not as nerdy as ACL's. ;-)on adding folder items to targetFolder after receiving addedItems set myList to every item of addedItems repeat with i from 1 to the count of myList tell application "System Events" set posixPath to the POSIX path of item i of myList do shell script ("chmod 664 " & "'" & posixPath & "'") end tell end repeat end adding folder items toSave this script as an application in the user's Library folder under "Scripts/Folder Action Scripts"or if you want every user to be able to have the same functionality, save the application to the system library"/Library/Scripts/Folder Action Scripts". Create the folder if it isn't present.Next step is to right/control click on the folder that has shared access, select "Folder Actions Setup" and select the folder action you just saved and thats itThis script works for 1 or more files transferred into the shared folder, and works irrespective of how you put files into it (saving, dragging, copy/paste).