Trying to restore ownerships on /dev after a chown -hR username /dev/

Smoot Carl-Mitchell smoot at
Sun Jan 4 15:05:15 UTC 2009

On Sun, 2009-01-04 at 08:48 +0100, Chris Vighagen wrote:

> I'm trying to restore ownerships on /dev after a chown -hR
> username /dev/ was done, I think I've got everything right and proper
> now with a little help from the #ubuntu IRC list but I would like to
> double check that all the permissions are right now. 
> Where can I find a list of the right /dev ownerships? My googlefu
> skils have failed me and I humbly ask for a little guidance. 
> Perhaps someone can send me the ls -al output from a freshly installed
> system as a file? 

If your system uses udev, you should be able to reboot and everything
will get restored to the correct permissions.  /dev/ is its own
filesystem and gets recreated each time the system is rebooted.
Smoot Carl-Mitchell
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