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Old 04-09-2007, 11:20 PM   #1
snutter
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user permissions


When I login as a user-

I cant write to that user's /home/user

Code:
windoze@debian:~$ pwd
/home/windoze
windoze@debian:~$ mkdir ad
mkdir: cannot create directory `ad': Permission denied

i suppose i must have done something wierd when i logged in as root.
How do i restore the permissions?




thanks in advance
 
Old 04-10-2007, 12:07 AM   #2
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As root, do this (for now):
Code:
chown -R windoze /home/windoze
chmod 775 -R /home/windoze
This will give user windoze back ownership of his files and make the /home/windoze path rwxrwxr-x, which is the default permission when first creating a user's home path.

Last edited by Micro420; 04-10-2007 at 12:08 AM.
 
Old 04-10-2007, 02:05 AM   #3
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Or
Code:
chmod 750 -R /home/windoze
or
Code:
chmod 700 -R /home/windoze
depending on what the users primary group, your paranoia
level and the usage of the machine are like.

Personally I find 700 very sane. :}



Cheers,
Tink
 
Old 04-10-2007, 03:19 AM   #4
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thanks

i cant figure out what i did that screwed it in the first place
 
  


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