Originally Posted by shellyd34
how can I fix it?
I did it because I didn't know what I was doing
I do not mean this unkindly, but obviously so! Please stay away from heavy weapons and aircraft controls!
Is this a production machine or your own learning machine?
If a production machine then you will need to quickly find out what user normally owns what logs and change them back individualy, maybe from your backups
. Many will be owned by root, but simply resetting all to root will break others and is also a huge security risk in some cases.
If you have the install media and another machine or VM to install to, I might suggest doing a quick installation then looking into /var/log to get most of the ownerships.
Or if there is another Fedora user here willing to volunteer the ownerships from their system you could reset many that way.
If this is a learning machine without much stuff on it, a quick reinstall might be easiest.
And be sure to note my own first two rules of troubleshooting:
1. NEVER do anything until you have a good reason - don't push buttons or type commands without knowledge!
2. ALWAYS know what you expect to happen next - if it does you gain ground, if it doesn't you can at least understand why.