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"You did a 'chmod dot asterix', didn't you?", I asked.

He sounded surprised. "Yes, I did. For the netrc and the .profile. Why?"

I explained. "Dot asterix includes '..", so it also changed the base user directory. You used 'rw', I'm sure, so now no one has search permission to find their own login directory."

I heard the sounds of keys clicking. "OK! That was it! I'm working again!"

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