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Old 12-05-2003, 02:26 AM   #1
Registered: Dec 2003
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how to restore my files permissions ? (sorry wrong section)

damn i broke it

i set bad permissions on /var
sinc then , the os freeze each 1 or 2 hours and my sshd isnt working anymore...i guess there is more thing i didnt notice too

thats pretty annoying

is there anyway i can restore the default permissions for the whole partition ? /var

i saw this question posted a couple of times...but with no answer
do i have to réinstall Mandrake 9 ?

i dont want to set everything to chmod 755 i guess it would cause a security lack

any suggestions ?

Last edited by Punker51; 12-05-2003 at 02:42 AM.
Old 12-05-2003, 06:24 AM   #2
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Did you change the permissions recursively?

On my system, pretty much everything at the top level in var is rwxr-xr-x, except gdm which is rwxr-x---, lock is rwxrwxr-x, and tmp is rwxrwxrwt.



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