The set of rules by which the AppleShare networking system allows or disallows certain types of access to files on the classroom file servers; visible in "Sharing" sub-menu. Older versions of MacOS used a matrix of boxes to show privileges; new version uses icons of spectacles and pencils to designate read-only and writeable folders.
A feature of Mac OS file sharing. Access privileges are assigned to individual users, groups, and guests, and they determine whether those users can see or change files on a shared disk. Privileges are set in the Sharing section of the shared item's Info window.
n. The type of operations permitted a given user for a certain system resource on a network or a file server. A variety of operations, such as the ability to access a server, view the contents of a directory, open or transfer files, and create, modify, or delete files or directories, can be allowed or disallowed by the system administrator. Assigning access privileges to users helps the system administrator to maintain security on the system, as well as the privacy of confidential information, and to allocate system resources, such as disk space. See also file protection, file server, permission, system administrator, write access.