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Old 04-22-2006, 09:41 AM   #1
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Thunderbird profile permissions

I'm interested in moving my Windows Thunderbird profile to Linux, and was wondering what are the best permissions for the files, or if I can just use the standard 755 for directories and 644 for the rest.
Old 04-22-2006, 11:12 AM   #2
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Those permissions will work. If you're feeling paranoid (and you have other users) you might want to use 700 (directories) and 600 (files) on stuff that has private data like passwords and the actual mail-bodies.

The profile layout is a little bit different from one OS to the other. Windows does this:
Application Data
whereas my Debian has this:
Old 04-22-2006, 03:56 PM   #3
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Great! Thank you.

I just copied the thunderbird profile from windows to ~/.thunderbird after removing everything and it works just fine, even though the Linux layout for a profile is a little different.

I guess I'll go back and reset the permissions to 755/644 and also fine tune the directory structure just for the experience.

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