Remove executable bit from all files in the current directory recursively, excluding other directories

chmod -R -x+X *
With GNU chmod at least it is that simple.

By: CodSpirit
2009-11-09 07:41:27

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Not bad. I usually did that with something like what drashkeev proposed but I always found it too long. I never cared to look further the chmod man... Brilliant!
rbossy · 622 weeks and 6 days ago
Underutilized by many. Using it for years like that. +1!
assarbad · 504 weeks ago

What do you think?

Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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