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Re: restoring the correct permissions for /var

On Sun, Feb 10, 2008 at 03:13:51AM -0500, Kamaraju S Kusumanchi wrote:
> Can some one please tell me how to restore the correct permissions for
> directories and files in /var? Basically I copied the /var partition of my
> computer to a spare hard drive, repartitioned the disk and copied the /var
> partition back. However, during the process, the file permissions were not
> preserved (as I was not being careful about it). Now every file in /var has
> permissions like 
> drwxr-xr-t  4 root root  4096 2008-02-09 17:10 lock/
> drwxr-xr-t  6 root root  4096 2008-02-10 03:03 tmp/
> which does not make any sense. So I changed them using
> chmod a+rwx /var/tmp /var/lock
> But I don't know what the permissions of other files should be.
> Also, when I log in into KDE as a user, it hangs up at "initializing system
> services". This did not happen before. I am thinking this is somehow
> related to the permissions of files in /var (since both the problems
> occured after the /var transfer). Does anyone know the solution for this?

Maybe you can use rsync -a to restore the permissions? Provided you
didn't change anything in the target...

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