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recursive reset file/dir perms

Terminal - recursive reset file/dir perms
find public_html/stuff -type d -exec chmod 755 {} + -or -type f -exec chmod 644 {} +
2009-07-26 11:10:10
User: recursiverse
Functions: chmod find
8
recursive reset file/dir perms

Good for fixing web permissions. You might also want to do something like this and skip files or directories that begin with a period:

find public_html/stuff -not -name ".*" \( -type d -exec chmod 755 {} + -o -type f -exec chmod 644 {} + \)

...or include a special case for scripts:

find public_html/stuff -type d -exec chmod 755 {} + -or -type f -name "*.pl" -exec chmod 755 {} + -or -exec chmod 644 {} +

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find . -type f -exec chmod 0644 {} \;
2009-02-18 14:36:39
User: osantana
Functions: chmod find
-7

WARNING! This command may set an invalid permission under your current directory.

This command will set the 0644 permissions to all files under your current directory. An alternative version of this command is: find ~/.ssh -type f -exec chmod 0600 {} \;

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What others think

You can do this a *lot* easier with zsh.

Assuming that you're already in your public_html directory:

chmod 755 **/*(/) chmod 644 **/*(.)

The first command adjusts directories, the second one adjusts plain files.

If you already know that directories have the x bit sets (and plain files don't), you can adjust all the other bits like this:

chmod -R u+rw,og=u-w

That last command doesn't use zsh features, so it should work with any standard shell. It adds "rw"to the user's (i.e. owner's) permissions, then copies them to the group's and others' permissions while removing the "w" bit.

Comment by inof 314 weeks and 1 day ago

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