[CentOS] Root directory ownership/perms

Jim Perrin jperrin at gmail.com
Wed Sep 20 02:25:59 UTC 2006

> I just shot myself in the foot by change the owner/perms on the
> contents of the root directory (my bad!!!). I have done a quick
> compare with a running RHEL3U8 system and think I have every
> thing back to what it should be except for new directories media
> and selinux. Can someone out there currently running 4.3 send me
> an "ls -l" of their root directory so I can make sure I have got
> everything back as it should be?
> Alternately is there some command within Linux that will fix these
> up for me (we used to have something like this on SCO OSR5 but I
> have not been able to locate anything for Linux)?

Assuming you have (or can obtain) a list of packages on the sytem...

rpm --setperms --setugids <packagename>  will restore the package to
the original permissions and ownership. This will still leave a few
files out in teh cold as not everything is owned by an rpm.

During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.
George Orwell

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