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Old 08-23-2008, 10:04 PM   #1
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was chmod 'ing a program and it disappeared. Had to reinstall it.


Hi
I was just teaching myself about chmod and changed the permissions for kpercentage to o-wx. It wouldn't come up from the app menu after I chmod -R'ed but the root login did when I GKSU'ed it (without the program actually starting). After searching around, I found that kpercentage had disappeared and I had to reinstall it.

Does anyone know why this happened?

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Old 08-23-2008, 10:10 PM   #2
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I don't know why it happened, but why practice on installed programs? Why not just create a file in your home folder and practice on that? Luckily this time it was a non-critical application!
 
Old 08-23-2008, 10:44 PM   #3
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I don't know why it happened, but why practice on installed programs? Why not just create a file in your home folder and practice on that? Luckily this time it was a non-critical application!
Thanks for responding Nexus. I chose to use a Kpercentege because I wanted to emulate chmod'ing something a little important. I wanted to restrict a guest to like some accounting program or whatever. I was just to lazy to bother with setting up numerous account on my comp. Kpercentage was just an easy victim from kdeedu.



While looking around I noticed that synaptic has an sbin entry and a I believe a ./synaptic in root. Do all programs that need root privileges reside in two places like synaptic?

Should I consider that when chmod'ing (experimenting with)my own desktop?

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