[ILUG] repair permissions
proinnsias at linux.ie
Wed Mar 16 19:14:21 GMT 2005
On Wed, Mar 16, 2005 at 06:02:55PM +0000, Niall Walsh wrote:
> Gar wrote:
> >i typed the command chmod 777 -R / and pressed enter instead of tab.
> >is there any way (apps or commands) to change the permissions back to
> >what they were?
> I suspect the answer is no and will worship any ILUG guru who knows
> otherwise :-)
Actually, depending on your distro there might be another outside chance
... *some* paranoid distros have a cron-job that runs nightly taking a
snapshot of the file permissions across the system and comparing it
against the previous night - to highlight changes (tripwire rings a
It *might* have enough information stored somewhere to allow a scripted
Reinstall will probably be faster though !
Oh ... and I *hope* this machine isn't currently on an internet
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