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I ran this command on my ubuntu 12.04 by mistake:

chown someuser / -R

On RHEL it would be fixed by this command:

rpm --setugids -a

Is there anyway to fix it in ubuntu server?

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Please do not crosspost your question. serverfault.com/questions/457725/… – gertvdijk Dec 13 '12 at 11:12

There is not an straight forward way to do it, as far as I know. This answer can probaly help you a bit: http://superuser.com/questions/132891/how-to-reset-folder-permissions-to-their-default-in-ubuntu-9-10

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