[CoLoCo] fixperm for ubuntu?

Jeffrey LePage jeffrey_lepage at yahoo.com
Tue Aug 26 14:56:25 BST 2008

I goofed and ran a script that did a recursive chown on some important directories.  

It's a long sad story.  All I can say is don't do important sysadmin stuff at 0300, and also beware of embedded spaces in directory names. 

Anybody know how to fix this?

RPM-based distros have a utility called fixperm that helps recovery from this sort of problem.  Does Ubuntu have something similar?  Maybe some arcane feature of dpkg?

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