Restore permissions or ownership from a backup directroy

for x in `find /dir_w_wrong_ownership/`; do y=`echo "$x" | sed 's,/dir_w_wrong_ownership/,/backup_dir/,'`; chown --reference $y $x; done;
requires: a directory with borked permissions and a backup directory that has the correct permissions. works with chown or chmod

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By: foucault
2011-02-21 22:15:33

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