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[ubuntu] ETC rights changed

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http://ubuntuforums.org – hi, the problem is that in order to change few files in mysql I ran the command sudo chown -R [user]:[user] /etc and pressed enter without typing mysql and now i am trapped as i cant do anything on my system. please help me i am running a ubuntu server 12.04 with the basic GUIwithout any desktop applications and my system configuration is P4 HP 3.2 GHz 4 GB ram 80 GB hard-disk. this is my server machine and i really need it running asap so please help.... (Hardware)