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comment Did I just delete everything with find -exec mv?
Sorry that happened to you and I hope you can recover stuff. Mystified by the .gif - would be interesting to know what happened there.
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comment Accidentally ran command, now don't know what to do
Eliah has the correct command for the find, you need to specify a target... ... chmod o-x '{}' \;
Mar
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comment Accidentally ran command, now don't know what to do
The find command above leaves the flag for directories which is where they were before you executed that command, but takes it off for regular files.
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comment Accidentally ran command, now don't know what to do
Oic reinstall... it really depends on how much files are in there and what they are. If you have applications mixed in there it'll be a bit of a mess, but if it is basically only documents just flip them back with the find command above.
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comment Accidentally ran command, now don't know what to do
No that would make all your directories non-searchable to processes not in your group and executable files would need to be addressed separately.
Mar
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comment Accidentally ran command, now don't know what to do
You could do something like find /home/you/Documents -t f -exec chmod o-x \; on directories that only contain documents.
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answered Accidentally ran command, now don't know what to do
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comment Dash appears to run but is not visible
Thanks but I have already done a fresh install instead.
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comment Dash appears to run but is not visible
Not really an answer... The card is a dedicated nvidia mobile graphics card (this is a laptop) - I have correct drivers and it works well. The problem appeared out of the blue just the other day (I installed 12.04 on the release date).
May
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comment How to use vsftpd to set up an FTP server and how to access that server from another computer?
ssh is often a better alternative :) however an old machine could struggle to keep up with the encryption when you transfer large files.
May
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answered How to use vsftpd to set up an FTP server and how to access that server from another computer?
May
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asked Dash appears to run but is not visible