Chmod all directories (excluding files)

chmod 755 $(find public_html -type d)

By: flxndn
2011-07-25 14:50:17

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Will break on directories with spaces in name.
depesz · 496 weeks and 1 day ago
IFS=$'\n'; chmod 755 $(find public_html -type d)
flxndn · 496 weeks and 1 day ago
That will break on directories with newlines in them (which is legal!)
kaedenn · 496 weeks and 1 day 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
hpavc · 495 weeks and 5 days 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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