CHMOD Big Oops!

Charles Curley charlescurley at
Wed Oct 25 07:16:29 MDT 2006

On Tue, Oct 24, 2006 at 10:27:40PM -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?  
> System: Debian - Etch

RPM can compare the state of a file (including permissions) to what it
should be as delivered in an RPM package. Perhaps debian has an
analogous function?


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