[nycbug-talk] Yup, I did it: chown -R ....

Fabian Keil freebsd-listen at fabiankeil.de
Fri Nov 7 12:56:28 EST 2008

Matt Juszczak <matt at atopia.net> wrote:

> I've felt horrible for a few days now, and it shows.  I meant to chown -R 
> root:users /some/directory but ended up doing it to the root.  I ctrl-c'd 
> about 2 seconds later but damage was already done.
> Luckily, I have a few other boxes and I compared them to this one with a 
> custom script and was able to get the group back to where it was, but I'm 
> afraid I set files that shouldn't be owned by root to being owned by root.
> At this point, I'm just wondering if I'm missing anything, or if there is 
> a program out there that will run through your user:group/permissions 
> settings (of course on system files only) verifying they are set correctly 
> compared to the base install or something.



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