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Re: ntsec environment variable
On Thu, Apr 26, 2001 at 04:51:48AM -0400, Christopher Dale Campbell wrote:
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> > And chmod is ok to use for all users as long as they have the
> > permission to do so. But my instruction was buggy. Ok, *sic*,
> > try that:
> > chmod 755 .
> > chmod -R 755 bin
> > find learn_c src -type d | xargs chmod 755
> > find learn_c src tmp -type f | xargs chmod 644
> > Corinna
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> Will this also work for / ? As in, as 'administrator', could I do a:
> find / -type d |xargs chmod 755
> find / -type f |xargs chmod 644
> Would that give most things the correct permissions? Because after a
> new install, and using the 'ntsec' env. var. all files are 777
That would be somewhat dangerous since all files which are executables
need the x bit set. And that are not only .exe files but also .dll files
and all shell scripts. So don't do this. Many small steps are better
Corinna Vinschen Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
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