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Re: Classic Gnubie accident

anthony <mailinganthony@googlemail.com> wrote:

> So, happy as I am that you guys found an excuse to chat about your
> respective girlfriends here, I think mine would prefer I talked to her
> a bit rather than staring at a screen uttering expletives, so I took
> the easy route, made another user, transferred the settings and files
> over from /home/anthony . Now I can startx and even check my mail!
> However,
> I'd like to know what exactly happened and perhaps to get my user
> (anthony) and my settings back iat some point so, what should the
> permissions be for all the settings (invisible) files in my home
> directory /anthony/home ? Are they each different?

Many seem to be

-rw-r--r-- (644)

but there are exceptions

-rw------- (600) .dmrc

I would suggest you set all to 644 and then try each program to see if
it works. If it doesn't then start digging through the man. For
example .mailfilter (for maildrop) has to be 600.

If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.
(Albert Einstein)

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