Use the options --recursive and --change with chown and chmod like this:
sudo chown -Rc $USER:$USER /home/koboldx/
Why you ask?
Usage: chmod [OPTION]... MODE[,MODE]... FILE...
or: chmod [OPTION]... OCTAL-MODE FILE...
or: chmod [OPTION]... --reference=RFILE FILE...
Change the mode of each FILE to MODE.
With --reference, change the mode of each FILE to that of RFILE.
-c, --changes like verbose but report only when a change is made
-f, --silent, --quiet suppress most error messages
-v, --verbose output a diagnostic for every file processed
--no-preserve-root do not treat '/' specially (the default)
--preserve-root fail to operate recursively on '/'
--reference=RFILE use RFILE's mode instead of MODE values
-R, --recursive change files and directories recursively
--help display this help and exit
--version output version information and exit
Each MODE is of the form '[ugoa]*([-+=]([rwxXst]*|[ugo]))+|[-+=][0-7]+'.
GNU coreutils online help: <https://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>
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Full documentation <https://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/chmod>
or available locally via: info '(coreutils) chmod invocation'
On account of the chmod command, you can also use -R, but this would also make all files executable, and the way you’ve constructed the command, it would make everything executable and writable to everyone. Not exactly safe.
I think that simply changing ownership to yourself would suffice. Just because the files and directories were root-owned doesn’t yet mean that the permissions were wrong. Changing ownership to yourself should probably restore everything to how it’s supposed to be.
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Security is a valuable asset. manjaro takes great care to ensure security. This includes file permissions. Incorrectly set file permissions undermine this security. But they are not an immediate risk.
However, when a computer has been broken into, incorrectly set file permissions may turn a problem into a disaster.