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Changed /var owner to root:root in error

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by mapg, Apr 19, 2009.

  1. mapg

    mapg Member

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    Today I changed the owner for /var folder recursively to root:root in error.

    I realized there are several symbolic links pointing to others folders that could take to user and group root.

    I tried to chown folders "Recursively" to their previous owners as far I could remember them.

    mysql:mysql to /var/lib/mysql
    named:named to /var/named
    mailnull:mailnull to /var/spool/exim

    I am not sure if I have chowned them righly because I haven't any reference to do it.

    How can I fix it rightly or view a list as example to chown them correctly.

    I am worry about that if some service needs to restart, it is going to start to fail.

    Thank you very much in advance for your help

    #1 mapg, Apr 19, 2009
    Last edited: Apr 19, 2009

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