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    Question Problem with my entire File Permissions.

    im probably new on this operating system (linux distro) and i have a problem with my permissions,
    i have selected all of the Folders in /etc/ to "777" all of the folders cuz ive made a new User set the
    permission as Root but i have noticed that some of my programs, Postgresql for example Wont
    work for the reason that the file permission was not compatible for it to run, and i am planning
    to RESTORE all the PERMISSIONS to Default and i dont know how to make it properly?, and also my ROOT
    account wont login bacause of the stupid thing i have made.

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: Problem with my entire File Permissions.

    Quote Originally Posted by OneCore View Post
    i have selected all of the Folders in /etc/ to "777"
    Why did you do this?

    Quote Originally Posted by OneCore View Post
    some of my programs, Postgresql for example Wont work for the reason that the file permission was not compatible for it to run
    What is the exact error message?

    Quote Originally Posted by OneCore View Post
    i am planning to RESTORE all the PERMISSIONS to Default and i dont know how to make it properly
    Make what properly?

    Quote Originally Posted by OneCore View Post
    my ROOT account wont login bacause of the stupid thing i have made
    I don't understand. What have you made?


    My honest opinion; format partition and reinstall backtrack. Assuming you've got it installed on your hard drive.

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    Default Re: Problem with my entire File Permissions.

    Thank you for the reply, i meant the programs and my root account are not working properly due of what i have made,
    i think the only way to fix all these problems is to reinstall backtrack.

    Thanks Daedalus!

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    Default Re: Problem with my entire File Permissions.

    The quickest solution is a re-install.

    The obvious "hey I learned something" point is, "don't futz with permissions when you don't know what you're doing". (There are lots of threads about adding accounts.)
    I'm a compulsive post editor, you might wanna wait until my post has been online for 5-10 mins before quoting it as it will likely change.

    I know I seem harsh in some of my replies. SORRY! But if you're doing something illegal or posting something that seems to be obvious BS I'm going to call you on it.

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    Default Re: Problem with my entire File Permissions.

    The root programs should work even with permissions to all users..Something else was done incorrectly...I do no t see why changing 777 to an app, root cannot execute any more..

    Something else happen..But again, change permissions to the folder : chmod 770 or 775 and see...As for the account, what is exactly the problem?..The user or password?...

    Luck

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