I accidentally messed up the file/directory permissions of /etc and possibly more trees. Is there a way to restore the permissions to the defaults? I do know how to get into recovery mount a remount ...
I'm pretty sure I recursively messed up the default /var user:group ownerships. I've tried to restore them to the best of my ability by searching. Specifically, I'm worried about /var/lib. ...
Files and folders created through webdav are assigned www-data.www-data and permission 740. I've already added my user to the www-data group, but I'd like to change the permission to 770, so I can ...
Possible Duplicate: Why can other users see the files in my home folder? I need help with some basic permissions logic. I noticed that default permissions for a home folder are drwxr-xr-x. ...
During the copying of certain program folders to my /opt directory I mistakenly changed the permissions of the /opt directory. At the moment I (current user) can simply write/copy files to the /opt ...
I just added a new, underprivileged "desktop user," and I was surprised to discover that it can see the files in my home folder. What is the rational for setting up such lax permissions?