I work with OS X, Snow Leopard and need to allow users to make copies of files (templates) located in a read-only repository for subsequent editing.
The repository is located on a separate physical drive mounted to the OS X boot volume.
As this is a shared computer in a school environment, all users access the machine via a single login ("user_local").
Whether using POSIX permissions or ACLs, the use case requires the file permissions to change from "read" to "read write" as they get copied to the "user_local" home directory.
Googling around has not yielded anything that would indicate that this is possible via the Snow Leopard permission system.
Is this in fact possible via the permission system?
If so, how?
If not possible, how would one go about solving this problem?
I imagine this to be a fairly common use case so there must be a workable solution for it out there.