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Re: [SLE] recover from bad chown?
  • From: Nadeem Hasan <nhasan@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2002 13:22:25 -0500
  • Message-id: <3C4867E1.8F6887D1@xxxxxxxxx>
Christopher Mahmood wrote:

> A good example of why / should be on a separate filesystem from
> /var, /home, and /tmp and mounted readonly. If you don't want to do
> that, at least chattr +i if using ext2 or chmod -w if using
> reiserfs.

How would this help when he used -R option with chown? It would
still recurse down the whole tree. Only the files in the root
filesystem would be protected. Am I missing something?

Nadeem Hasan

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