[SciPy-dev] CVS problem

Prabhu Ramachandran prabhu at aero.iitm.ernet.in
Thu Feb 14 02:42:51 CST 2002

>>>>> "eric" == eric  <eric at scipy.org> writes:

    eric> Ok. I think...  I ran this, which applies the command
    eric> recursively.  chmod -R g+s scipy

    eric> Now everything looks something like this.

    eric> drwxrwsr-x 2 ej users 4096 Feb 14 02:09 doc

    eric> The potential mistake is that it did this to all the files
    eric> in the directories too.  oops.  Any harm done by this?

Nothing serious afaik but you have suid'd *all* files with the group
as the owner.  Im not sure what consequences this has but maybe just
do this to get things fixed.

# chmod -R g-s scipy

# find scipy/ -type d -exec chmod g+s '{}' ';'

Find is your friend but be careful before you use it and generally
avoid doing system administration late at night.  Sometimes all is
lost before you realize its too late. :) Biggest problem is that
sometimes mistakes can be unrecoverable.


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