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I was getting a strange Errno::EACCES error permission denied when I tried to upload photos.

Then I ran sudo chmod -R 777 /home/user/Projects/myApp/ on a rails project.This command did not solve my problem and now every time when I open a file I get prompted:

Do you want to run designers.js.coffee, or display its contents?

How can I make this go away?

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The command you ran messed up the files' access rights. Unfortunately, there's no easy way to restore the previous state exactly.

Removing the executable bit from the files you are trying to open will get rid of the message, though.

Warning: This command will remove the executable bit from all files in that directory and its subdirectories, so afterwards you might have to add the bit back for files that are supposed to have it.

find /home/user/Projects/myApp/ -type f -exec chmod -x {} +

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