chmod -R 755 and the /etc folder

Discussion in 'Technical' started by willebanks, Oct 23, 2008.

  1. willebanks

    willebanks New Member


    Did I just make a huge mistake...While trying to make a permission change to a totally different folder I some how changed everything in the /etc folder. Not sure how bad this is but I'd like to reset everything if its possible...Any pointers would be a Godsend!

  2. marpada

    marpada New Member

    Last edited: May 13, 2011
  3. willebanks

    willebanks New Member

    Thank God for timely backups....

    As luck would have it my hard drive died 2 hours after this happened...Thankfully I am religious in my backups and was able to correct all the changes I screwed up....don't know why I didn't think to use the backup.

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