Hello, welcome to a noob disaster!
I am running RedHat 8 and I did something terrible. I was trying to set directory permissions for someone and their webfiles and by accident i put something like chown blah:blah /* not realizing what i typed until after i pressed enter.
So to *attempt* to fix this, I chown root:root /* to put it back... THEN realizing that, oh ya the system has different ownerships probably deeper in the system somewhere...and now my mysql doesn't work. and I fear other things might stop working. ACK!
ONLY a noobie like me could do this!
All I need is a list of the stock permissions that RedHat 8 comes with or find out how to fix this.... other than reformatting and starting over...
if i had to reformat and start over... i cant connect to my mysql to get my databases out
is there a way to retrieve them? ARGH!!
thanks so much for any help