Question regarding permissions

Hi altogether,

I´d very much like your opinion on a certain matter.

I had reason to use seahorse (GNOME front end for GnuPG). The reason itself is a different matter which I will talk about in a different thread (Revoking signature of GnuPG-key in seahorse ).

I should have know better - and although I really did - I stupidly used the command “sudo seahorse” which opened up the GUI alright.

I didn´t perform any action at all but was a bit concerned about unintentionally having changed permissions by using “sudo” instead of
“gksudo” (which is recommended for GUI applications).

On I found a similar topic being dealt with:

The problem is that you ran GnuPG as root at some time, and it created your keyring files with root being the owner […]
Run sudo chown -r bill:bill /home/bill/.gnupg (user folder guessed from user name) to repair the file ownership.

I didn´t run any GnuPG-related commands per se as root, just seahorse. Nevertheless I looked up my .gnupg-folder:

ll /home/rosika/.gnupg
insgesamt 712K
drwx------ 2 rosika rosika 4,0K Mär 22  2019 crls.d/
-rw-r--r-- 1 rosika rosika  276 Mär 22  2019 gpg-agent.conf
drwx------ 2 rosika rosika 4,0K Mär 22  2019 openpgp-revocs.d/
drwx------ 2 rosika rosika 4,0K Mär 22  2019 private-keys-v1.d/
-rw-rw-r-- 1 rosika rosika 315K Feb 21 13:28 pubring.kbx
-rw-rw-r-- 1 rosika rosika 313K Feb 20 16:43 pubring.kbx~
-rw------- 1 rosika rosika  600 Feb 21 15:07 random_seed
-rw-r--r-- 1 rosika rosika  48K Feb 21 13:28 tofu.db
-rw------- 1 rosika rosika 1,5K Feb 21 14:29 trustdb.gpg

It seems the permissions are alright after all.

So what do you think: is there anything I should do or can I leave it at that?

Thanks for your help.

Rosika :slightly_smiling_face:

ls -alhR /home/rosika/.gnupg | grep root

Should show you if anything in there is owned by root.

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Hello and thank you for the command.
I used it and it didn´t return anything. Everything is “rosika rosika”.
Phew. Seems everything should be O.K.

Tnx again for your kind help.

Rosika :smiley: