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I need to change my /bin/su permissions back to the default, which is

-rwsr-xr-x. 1 root root 42436 2009-09-08 04:52 /bin/su

right now it's

-rwxr-xr-x. 1 root root 42436 2009-09-08 04:52 /bin/su

How do I add the s in...? I've never seen that before

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chmod u+s /bin/su executed by root

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+1 correct, and more information here – Blorgbeard May 10 '10 at 14:24
Thnx for complementing my answer:). – pajton May 10 '10 at 14:26
thanks that worked like a charm – JiminyCricket May 10 '10 at 14:37

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