hokagi_ninja - unfortunately, I would say there is no simple way to recover from the global "chmod 777" command without doing a reinstall.
1. If you do reinstall, be sure to back up any important data you want to save from your /home directory.
2. As perfect_circle indicated, running as root is a very risky practice. You should only run as root when absolutely necessary (such as to install or upgrade software packages)
3. What problem were you trying to solve that prompted you to run the chmod 777 comnmand? -- J.W.
Last edited by J.W.; 11-11-2004 at 12:21 AM.