[nSLUG] File help
trina.hanson79 at gmail.com
Sun Jul 5 17:40:33 ADT 2015
Thanks for responding. I also posted this question to the subreddit
/r/linuxquestions and got an answer back right away which was the
solution. I issued:
chmod 755 dir
Everything returned to normal and I did a backup right away. :)
On Sun, Jul 5, 2015 at 4:16 PM, Mike Spencer <mspencer at tallships.ca> wrote:
> Trina wrote:
> > So today I issued the following command on a folder:
> > chmod 644 <folder name>
> Assuming that "folder" is a synonym for the Unix/Linux locution
> "directory" , once you have marked a directory 644, no one but
> root, not even the owner, should be able to see/list the files in that
> directory. "Permission denied". At least that's the way it works on
> my machine. The 'x' bit has to be set, at least for the owner, to
> access the contents of the directory.
> > Now everything in that folder is showing as a Binary file, including
> > the sub folders in folder.
> I just tried this on a dummy dir I set up. chmod'ed the dir to 644.
> Only root can look inside. Looking inside the dir as root, the
> permissions on the files *inside* the dir did not change.
> > ... showing as a Binary file...
> Do you mean that the files in question had the "executable" bit set?
> -rwxr-xr-x 1 trina users [etc....]
> Or am I missing something about identifying a "binary" file? 
> Doesn't answer your question, does it? The best I can make of the
> chmod(1) manpage is that using the --recursive option changes
> permissions on both files and subdirectories recursively, which
> probably isn't what you want. Huh.
> And as a digression, if you happen to be working on a system with AFS,
> the Unix-style permissions can still be set but become mostly
> (entirely? I forget) irrelevant and you have to do stuff peculiar to
> - Mike
>  Not being snarky here. I'm just sufficiently out of touch with
> much of current jargon to feel obliged to equivocate and qualify
> bit. :-)
> Michael Spencer Nova Scotia, Canada .~.
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