Re: Classic Gnubie accident
Not sure if booting in single-user mode will give you root permission.
If not, boot Knoppix, or some other live distro, mount your Debian
partition, and do whatever tweaking is necessary.
I'm embarrassed to admit this, but after using various flavours of
debian for over a year 've managed to lock myself out of my /home
directory. When I log in I get the message - your home directory .dmrc
file has the wrong permissions - permissions should be set to 664
(its actually the whole /home directory that has the wrong permissions)
I have tried logging in to a failsafe terminal and fixing this by using
chown username /home/anthony/.dmrc
the file now has these permissions:
-rw-rw-r-- 1 anthony anthony 26 2006-09-21 18:56 /home/anthony/.dmrc
but the login message is the same.
I am reading the debian manual on file permissions, but I don't see an
obvious way to reset this especially since I only have access to this
file as root.
Any help much appreciated