CHMOD Big Oops!

Gabriel Gunderson gabe at
Tue Oct 24 22:37:47 MDT 2006

On Tue, 2006-10-24 at 22:27 -0600, David D Turley wrote:
> Ok, lets say I "accidently" executed the command:
> chmod -R 777 .
> from the root directory.  What do I need to do to re-secure my system
> and undo this big oops?

Unless you had a database of file permissions (intrusion detection often
does this) before the "big oops", I don't see anyway to bring this back
to a sane state.  Bad file permissions are a huge security risk.  I'd
look at re-installing.  Sorry.

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