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Setting up a Parallels VM and Terminal commands.

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I'm going over some Mac Build Documents for my IT department and their instructions for creating a VM begin with these Terminal commands:

sudo mkdir /parallels

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sudo chmod -R 777 /parallels

I know this creates a parallels folder at root level but I'm not sure what the second command does and if either of those are even necessary
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by:serialband
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The 2nd command recursively enables the read, write, and execute permissions for the user, group, and everyone.
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by:Kepgnar
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Is there an advantage that you can think of to creating this directory as opposed to the default location used by Parallels?
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I believe that the default location exists within the a single user's account.  This means that one user has full access and other users do not have access to the same images.  By putting it in a root folder and setting full permission, you allow any and all users access to the parallels image that gets created there.  That way any user can run the parallels VM image.
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by:Kepgnar
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Thanks for the assistance!
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