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I have a remote ubuntu computer that I connect to via SSH. The remote computer has only one user. I accidentally changed the user's home folder permissions (to 555, I believe) and because of that I can no longer ssh in. Is there a way to fix the permissions remotely?

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Do you normally login using a password or a private key? Do you connect from another Ubuntu computer, or a Mac, or a Windows PC (in which case, do you use Cynwin ssh, or Putty, or something else to connect?)? – dave4420 Apr 25 '12 at 9:26

It's possible you may be able to run commands over ssh even though you cannot start a login shell over ssh.

This may work

ssh remotecomputer chmod 775 .
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I get the same permission denied error trying to run this. – user1354390 Apr 25 '12 at 15:48

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