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I'm new to *nix and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and I've just noticed that all my directories have permissions set to 0755. That seems unsafe to me. Why do I need to grant execute perms for the world on my /usr ...
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12.04 /var directory default user:group ownership

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. ...
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Change WebDav permissions for creating files and folders

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 ...
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Default permissions for /opt directory?

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 ...
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Why can other users see the files in my home folder?

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?