Ubuntu – What are the default file permissions for the home folder


I have somehow inadvertently altered the file permissions of my home directory. I wish to change them back to the default permissions. However, I canĀ“t seem to find out what the default is.

Currently, I have set them to:


What should they be? Does it change depending on if you have your home folder encrypted?

Best Answer

Mine says

root45@Ubuntu:~$ ls -dl
drwxr-xr-x 31 root45 root45 4096 2011-10-31 14:06 .