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Apply permissions only to files

Terminal - Apply permissions only to files
chmod 644 $(find . -type f)
2010-06-10 07:57:53
User: takeshin
Functions: chmod find
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Apply permissions only to files

To apply only to dirs:

chmod 755 $(find . -type d)

Use -R parameters for recursive walk.

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Could get an arguments too long error.

Comment by kaedenn 215 weeks and 1 day ago

Very cool! I'm curious though about how many files can be passed to chmod this way as args.. this is recursive after all.. I would prefer xargs like:

find . -type f -print0 2>/dev/null |xargs -0 -I'{}' chmod 644 '{}'
Comment by AskApache 215 weeks ago

I usually use built-in reverse of this:

chmod a+X

makes directories readable without making files executable.

Comment by pornel 215 weeks ago

Correct me if I'm wrong but find, by very nature is recursive; adding the -R operator to chmod would be redundant.

Comment by sudopeople 215 weeks ago

Hmm, xargs is way too long ;-)

why not

find . -type f -exec chmod 644 {} \;

?

Comment by oernii2 215 weeks ago

Your point of view

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