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Re: installed program as only run as su

On Mon, Apr 02, 2001 at 02:50:34PM +0100, JACKSON, DEAN wrote:
> what command do i have to run to make it so all users can run it especially
> dean?

Hard to say without knowing what the program does.  It may need to run with
elevated privileges (in which case you probably don't want normal users
running it anyhow), it may try to modify files owned by other users (again,
if this is the case, it's likely to be a Good Thing that it doesn't work), or
there could just be some incorrect ownership/permission settings somewhere.

Also, what error do you get when you try to run it?

> chmod  -R 755 /home/dean 
> springs to mind but don't want to try it till i get confirmation (newbie who
> doesnt want to break his system)

That command probably wouldn't break your system, but you really don't want
to use it.  Life is much more pleasant when the OS doesn't think that all of
your data files are executable.

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