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

chmod -R u=rw-x+X,g=r-x+X,o= .
forces user to rw, group to r, and other to no access. files will not be marked executable. directories will be executable for users and groups only.
Sample Output
-rw-r-----   1 www-data www-data 3353273 Jun 21 17:58
drwxr-x---   8 www-data www-data    4096 Jun  3  2009 Widgetized_HomePage
drwxr-x---  12 www-data www-data    4096 Jan 12  2010 Wizard_Old_Concept
drwxr-x---   5 www-data www-data    4096 Oct 21  2009 Wizard_New_Concept

By: donnoman
2010-07-16 18:42:00

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