Recursive chmod all files and directories within the current directory

find . -print -exec chmod 777 {} \;
sometimes if directories are too deep, chmod -R fails... in those cases, a find comes in most handy :)

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By: ringlerun
2009-12-23 13:16:31

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Use + instead of \; in -exec so that find launches many fewer chmod processes, and will thus run much faster. With \; you launch one chmod process per chmod() system call; that is very expensive.
bwoodacre · 443 weeks ago
spaces in filenames will be cause error
unixmonkey7588 · 443 weeks ago
spaces won't cause issues... they are properly escaped...
ringlerun · 443 weeks ago

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