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#1 2005-08-15 16:22:32

raztos
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chmod 777 /

Hi, I wanted to write chmod 777 * , bud a pressed "/" istead of "*". What happened with / directory ?

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#2 2005-08-15 16:56:27

dtw
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Re: chmod 777 /

That is indeed a good question...

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#3 2005-08-15 17:45:29

colnago
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Registered: 2004-03-25
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Re: chmod 777 /

since / is a mount point, it should reset if you remount it (reboot).  If it really changed / to world rwx, then it could be a security problem, as anybody with access could delete/move dirs/files from / and replace them with their own copies.

Test if there is a problem, as a normal user, cd to / and `echo problem > problem.txt`, if the file is created then remount, otherwise it will complain about permissions.

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#4 2005-08-15 17:51:11

archdaemon
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Re: chmod 777 /

ls -ld /
chmod 755 /

I thought at first you'd done 'chmod -R' - *that* would be a problem. smile

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#5 2005-08-15 18:30:57

dtw
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Re: chmod 777 /

that's what i thought too smile

I did that to home once, which was less bad..

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#6 2005-08-16 13:26:30

jackmetal
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Re: chmod 777 /

archdaemon wrote:

I thought at first you'd done 'chmod -R' - *that* would be a problem. smile

I had an engineer that worked for me do a 'rm -r /' once.  ;-)

He was learning by going through my shell history and using the commands to see what they did....


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#7 2005-08-16 18:01:44

iBertus
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Registered: 2004-11-04
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Re: chmod 777 /

jackmetal wrote:
archdaemon wrote:

I thought at first you'd done 'chmod -R' - *that* would be a problem. smile

I had an engineer that worked for me do a 'rm -r /' once.  ;-)

He was learning by going through my shell history and using the commands to see what they did....

:twisted:  :twisted:  :twisted:

Wait, were you logged/su'ed root at the time?

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#8 2005-08-19 08:25:31

jackmetal
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Re: chmod 777 /

iBertus wrote:

Wait, were you logged/su'ed root at the time?

No, but he was!   lol


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