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Chmod all directories (excluding files)

Terminal - Chmod all directories (excluding files)
chmod 755 $(find public_html -type d)
2011-07-25 14:50:17
User: flxndn
Functions: chmod find
Chmod all directories (excluding files)


There is 1 alternative - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
find public_html/ -type d -exec chmod 755 {} +
2011-07-25 15:25:36
User: depesz
Functions: chmod find

+ at the end means that many filenames will be passed to every chmod call, thus making it faster. And find own {} makes sure that it will work with spaces and other characters in filenames.

find public_html/ -type d -exec chmod 775 {} \;
2011-07-23 19:27:27
User: Nichlas
Functions: chmod find

Uses find to find and chmod directories recursively.

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What others think

Will break on directories with spaces in name.

Comment by depesz 187 weeks and 4 days ago

IFS=$'\n'; chmod 755 $(find public_html -type d)

Comment by flxndn 187 weeks and 4 days ago

That will break on directories with newlines in them (which is legal!)

Comment by kaedenn 187 weeks and 4 days ago

you will hit a wall with the chmod having too many arguments or too long of a command line, you need to pipe this through xargs properly. especially as find is concatenating the fully qualified path name. so deep paths will rapidly use up the short command line chmod can handle

Comment by hpavc 187 weeks and 1 day ago

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