Re: messed-up File Permissions
On Sun, Aug 17, 2008 at 09:46:53PM -0500, Martin McCormick <email@example.com> was heard to say:
> I accidentally made all the files on my system owned by
> me and am trying to get them back to where they should be.
> Is there any utility that at least gets all the system
> files back to proper ownership?
For most of the system, reinstalling from the .debs should work;
e.g., with "aptitude reinstall '~i'". You'll need to deal with the
parts that dpkg doesn't know about (e.g., much of /etc and /var) by
Personally, I suspect it might be easier to just back up your user
data and reinstall the whole system.