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Old 12-23-2003, 08:23 PM   #1
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How do I remove all permissions for all files to make everything read right delete etc
I would like to do this for all users as well as root. I would like to remove all security for all files and folders
I am using red hat 9.0

anyone know how or can this be done
 
Old 12-23-2003, 09:35 PM   #2
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Uhhh.... My question is why would you want to? File permissions are your first line of defence in keeping bad thing from happining to your system. Sure having to su to root to preform certain functions can be a pain, but its pain with a purpose. If you want to see some examples check out some of the "I've been hacked" posts in the security section of the board ;-)
 
Old 12-23-2003, 09:50 PM   #3
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this computer is not even on the net. i just want to play and stuff
 
Old 12-23-2003, 09:53 PM   #4
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I have to agree with lindy, permissions are there for a purpose, learn it, its part of the system.
 
Old 12-23-2003, 09:57 PM   #5
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hmm

so no one know's how to? tha's what i am getting.
 
Old 12-23-2003, 09:59 PM   #6
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man chmod
 
Old 12-23-2003, 10:00 PM   #7
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man chmod

that'll tell you how.
 
Old 12-23-2003, 11:01 PM   #8
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I apologize if I seemed to come off a bit stern, but my intent was to try to stear you into learning linux from a linux perspective, as opposed to tring to learn it from a windows perspective :-)
 
Old 12-25-2003, 04:53 PM   #9
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this should work to give everyone and everything r-w-x to all files recursively from root.


chmod -R / 777


I wouldn't recommend this approach, but if you aren't connected to a network and you are just playing around, go for it.

I would recommend giving files and directories the permissions based on their needs. So if there is something that needs access to, but don't have access, try opening up the permissions a little bit at a time.
 
  


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