Corrupted user

Paul Kaplan pkaplan1 at
Tue May 1 02:45:44 UTC 2007

It seems to me that you should be able to create a new user and then, as root, 
copy the corrupted user files to the new user directory, and then change the 
files' owner to the new user (as long as both users are in the same group).  
In KDE you can change the owner of a directory and all of its contained files 
and sub-directories in a single dialog box.  I can't say that I know the CLI 
for that task.
On Monday 30 April 2007 10:11:15 pm Tom Vawter wrote:
> I have corrupted my username to where I am only allowed a 10 second
> login and I am told that $HOME/.dmrc is owned by the user(corrupted) and
> should have 644 permissions.  I accomplished this lovely task by trying
> to set up a share folder between ubuntu and osx following a tip from the
> ubuntuforums.
> I do have a 2nd username with adminstrative privileges.  I wonder if it
> is possible to recover any files owned by the corrupted user?
> Thanks
> Tom Vawter

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