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Re: NO! chmod strikes!

Ah, I see now how -R and .* could get kinda crazy.

Thank you.

But I changed the perms of / a bit, but it still won't
work (cd is now working for regular user, but no logins,
nor does ls work).

Does anyone have a proper perms setup for / ?
Is there any chance chmod -R o-rwx .* started working
on subdirectories of / ?

Thanks :)

-josh narins

---Message Replied To Below----------

On Sun, Jul 08, 2001 at 04:17:34PM -0400, JoshNarins@aol.com wrote:
| I tried, in a subdir of /root, the command
| chmod -R o-rwx .*
| It changed the permissions on the parent directory,
| the parent's parent directory, all the way up.

Yes, '.*" includes ".." which is the parent directory.

| Now only root can use my computer.
| Was chmod supposed to understand .* so differently
| than /bin/ls does?

No, it doesn't.  ls shows the same thing ("ls -R" anyways).

chmod the stuff back to where it should be ;-).


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