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exec chmod to subfiles

Terminal - exec chmod to subfiles
find . -type f -exec chmod a-x {} +
2012-06-11 12:50:56
User: sanmiguel
Functions: chmod find
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exec chmod to subfiles

Using `-exec cmd {} +` causes find to build the command using all matching filenames before execution, rather than once per file.

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Terminal - Alternatives
find . -type f -exec chmod a-x {} \;
find . -type f -print0 | xargs -0 chmod a-x
2012-06-11 07:28:30
User: jlaunay
Functions: chmod find xargs
-2

Using xargs is usually much quicker as it does not have to execute chmod for every file

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what happens if there are more files found than the shell has room for as parameters? I usually pipe the output of find to something like `|xargs -n100` if I need to perform a task to 10,000s of files.

Comment by Mozai 162 weeks and 1 day ago

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