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Posted on 01-28-2003 10:04 p.m. ET  reply

Original Poster: Jym Williams Zavada

>The easiest way to resolve this is to create a new group (groupadd -g #
><gname>) and place everyone into it as a secondary member (usermod -G
><grp#>). Then do a chmod -R 760 /home (this will change the group
>permissions on all the userdirs at once).

DANGER WILL ROBINSON! DANGER WILL ROBINSON! Doing a chmod -R 760 /home will
change EVERY SINGLE FILE AND DIRECTORY in /home (including users' files and
subdirectories)! If you just want to do the chmod to everyone's home
directories, do a chmod 760 /home/*, OK? Otherwise you could have a whole
wagonload of angry users pounding on your door complaining about how you
changed the permissions on ALL their stuff!

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