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I accidently do chmod 700 to etc folder in my Redhat EL5...Will i face problem later?
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by:fosiul01
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yap,

700 meant : Read + write+execute to OWNER

 and other will have NO access to that directory

and /etc hold all the configuration file such as apache, samba and others

so those serivce would not run  
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by:fosiul01
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if you have a backup of /etc/ directory then you can try to restore /etc/ directory from backup, it might fixed the problem
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by:emlily
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i have the backup...but when i copy /backup/etc to /etc...even i used force command...i still ask y or n
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by:fosiul01
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what commadn you using

cp  -Rf  should work forcefully.




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woolmilkporc earned 125 total points
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Hi,
if you have a backup directory, there is a simpler way to restore permissions. Run the following commands against your backup directory and run the resulting script against your original  directory (verify the correctness of the script's contents before running it!) -

cd /backup
echo "#!/bin/ksh" > /tmp/chmodscript.sh
find ./etc | xargs -i{} stat -c "%a %n" {} | awk '{print "chmod", $1, $2}' >> /tmp/chmodscript.sh
echo "exit" >> /tmp/chmodscript.sh
chmod +x /tmp/chmodscript.sh  
cd /
/tmp/chmodscript.sh  

Note that the cd - statements (in bold above) are very important for this to work!

Good luck!
wmp
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by:fosiul01
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yap good script....
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