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Old 02-20-2005, 05:25 PM   #1
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Need help restoring /var permissions

Its Monday, what can I say!

I was fiddling around trying to get squid working on my 10.1 box at home and somehow (hmm) managed to chown everything in /var to squid.squid, instead of /usr/local/squid/var. I chown'd everything (-R) back to root.root, and have changed /var/spool/mail back to root.mail, is there anything else I might have missed? Maybe I should have stayed in bed..

Old 02-21-2005, 05:36 AM   #2
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Say if you have an user named thiink

chown thiink:users /var/spool/mail/thiink

# if you have kde
chown -R thiink:users /var/tmp/kdecache-thiink

# if you have vmware
chown -R thiink:users /var/run/vmware/thiink


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