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Old 04-03-2007, 06:04 AM   #1
setkos
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Directory privileges


Hello,

I remove all privileges from not empty directory which belongs to me. Now I am not able to do anything with it. I know it was stupid...is there any way to mange this issue without root action...?
 
Old 04-03-2007, 07:08 AM   #2
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Without root action? No, you'll have to either use su - or at least sudo and then cd to the directory in question and do:

chmod -r 644 * (without execute permissions), or chmod -r 755 (with), or use any other combination of permissions that suits you better.

Last edited by jay73; 04-03-2007 at 07:10 AM.
 
Old 04-03-2007, 01:10 PM   #3
setkos
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So I have to talk with Admin, because sudo doesn't work with my username?
 
Old 04-03-2007, 01:21 PM   #4
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Did you change the permissions of the directory itself?

What does "ls -ld <directory-name>" show. Even if you had used "chmod 000 directory", you will be able to use
"chmod 766 <directory-name>" to undo what you did. If you are the owner of the directory, you will be able to use "chmod" on it to restore its permissions.

demonstration:
Code:
mkdir testdir2
mkdir: cannot create directory `testdir2': File exists
jschiwal@hpamd64:~> touch testdir2/testfile1
jschiwal@hpamd64:~> touch testdir2/testfile2
jschiwal@hpamd64:~> touch testdir2/testfile3
jschiwal@hpamd64:~> chmod 000 testdir2
jschiwal@hpamd64:~> ls testdir2
ls: cannot open directory testdir2: Permission denied
jschiwal@hpamd64:~> ls -ld testdir2
d--------- 2 jschiwal jschiwal 144 2007-04-03 07:39 testdir2
jschiwal@hpamd64:~> chmod 766 testdir2
jschiwal@hpamd64:~> ls -l testdir2
total 0
-rw------- 1 jschiwal jschiwal 0 2007-04-03 07:40 testfile1
-rw------- 1 jschiwal jschiwal 0 2007-04-03 07:40 testfile2
-rw------- 1 jschiwal jschiwal 0 2007-04-03 07:40 testfile3
 
  


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