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Old 02-01-2005, 08:05 PM   #1
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What can we do if we type chmod ugo-x /bin/chmod ??????

Hi everyone!

If we type chmod ugo-x /bin/chmod we can't make chmod executable again (or for that matter any other mode change...).

Is there some way (other than reinstalling chmod or writing a c program to change modes) to do anything?


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You could use a live disc.

Mount your root drive and chmod +x /path/to/mountroot/bin/chmod
Old 02-01-2005, 08:16 PM   #3
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Or you can take any existing executable and overwite it:

cp /bin/ls ~/ls
dd if=/bin/chmod of=~/ls
~/ls a+x /bin/chmod
Old 02-01-2005, 08:53 PM   #4
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aaa's solution is cool!

Thanks to you both for replying!


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