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Recursive chmod all files and directories within the current directory

Terminal - Recursive chmod all files and directories within the current directory
chmod -R 774 .
2009-12-23 18:42:26
User: cfajohnson
Functions: chmod
Recursive chmod all files and directories within the current directory


There is 1 alternative - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
find . -exec chmod 777 {} \;
find . -name "*" -print0 | xargs -0 -I {} chmod 777 {}
2010-10-11 19:05:41
User: aardvark4
Functions: chmod find xargs

This will handle the case that the filename has spaces or other characters that need to be escaped.

find . -print -exec chmod 777 {} \;
2009-12-23 13:16:31
User: ringlerun
Functions: chmod find

sometimes if directories are too deep, chmod -R fails... in those cases, a find comes in most handy :)

find | xargs chmod 777

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This is the most efficient way. Why bother with using find?

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