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Re: No permissions on home folder?



Am Do, den 17.06.2004 schrieb Gerald Stermsek um 11:41:

> Shortly after  installation of FC2 the symbols on my desktop for 
> computer, my home and trash changed.
> They have a pencil behind a prohibition sign in their upper right corner.
> See also: http://nm.wu-wien.ac.at/nonsens/screenshot.jpg
> 
> When clicking properties on my home folder the tab permissions says:
> "You are not the owner, so you can't change these permissions"
> But I can access all the items in these folders and change permissions.
> 
> chown gerald:gerald -R gerald/
> and chmod 750 -R gerald/
> 
> have not changed anything.
> 
> My question: Is this a bug or is something wrong with my system?
> 
> regards,
> Gerald

Did you add user gerald to group root? Revert it, no need for that. Use
"su -" or "sudo" instead.

As other answers already said, chmodding 750 to all content of $HOME is
not what is suggested in any way. Though such changes is not necessary
in your case, you may memorize the usage of find:

find /path/under/which/you/want/change/ -type d -exec chmod 750 {} \;
find /path/under/which/you/want/change/ -type -f -exec chmod 640 {} \;

First line matches directories, second files.

Alexander


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