Recursive permission changes incorrectly applied with chmod -R as root user - how can this be fixed?
Last updated on OCTOBER 18, 2017
Applies to:Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 4.4 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
How can I revert bulk permission changes after the root user unintentionally recursively modified permissions on the system with the chmod -R command?
Examples of this are:
chmod -R go-rw /
chmod -R 777 ./*
or any other recursive combination of permissions.
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