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Old 03-30-2004, 07:46 AM   #1
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Angry chown issues

My level of experience is Newbie that thinks he knows everything but really now nothing about linux.

I did something really bad I logged in as SU and typed

chown -R root:root 777 /
or something like it
at the root directory

now I get errors about permissions all the time

is there some way to put the original permissions back?


at least the permission back to when I install Linux?

SO far this site has helped me a lot.

Thanks for the help in the future.
Old 03-30-2004, 08:10 AM   #2
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There's no undo command.

You could either reinstall, or find someone with a similar platform and copy their permissions/ownerships.

The latter is likely to by fairly laborious, I'd consider reinstalling - maybe even just upgrading might do it, how often are fedora upgrades coming out now?



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