What mechanisms are there to revert all permissions of files?

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  • Due to an unknown event, permissions on files or directories across a system are now incorrect.
  • There's an ongoing problem with permissions on root-owned files being changed incorrectly.
  • Permissions changing with no apparent cause
  • What ways might they be reset?


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

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