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Old 10-27-2006, 03:23 PM   #1
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default permissions for home directory

hi all,

i've accidentally used explodepkg as root inside my user home directory

this hijacks the permissions of the entire directory, and i was wondering what it should be restored to

i noticed my home directory at work is rwxr-xr-x (755), is that what I usually want to set it to?

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Depends on your personal preferences, and whether you're the sole user of the machine.
If it's multiuser, and you want them to see all your stuff, go for it. Personally
I choose to make home 0700

Old 11-02-2006, 01:01 AM   #3
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Slackware default:
mingdao@silas:~$ ls -alh
total 9.2G
drwx--x--x 64 mingdao users 5.0K 2006-11-02 12:15 .
drwxr-xr-x  5 root    root    96 2006-07-06 01:17 ..


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