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Old 02-03-2011
chmod only immediate directory?

I am having trouble figuring out how to do a "chmod o-w" for all files under a certain directory, while excluding directories under that certain directory.

I can do

Code:
chmod -R o-w /thisdirectory

but that changes permissions of all directories under the directory as well as files. I just want files immediately under 'thisdirectory'... Thanks in advance.

-Austin
# 2  
Old 02-03-2011
You could do
Code:
find /thisdirectory -type f -exec chmod o-w '{}' ';'

to run it only on files.

If you're on a platform that supports the syntax, a minute change will make it run much faster by putting as many arguments into chmod at once as it safely allows:
Code:
find /thisdirectory -type f -exec chmod o-w '{}' '+'

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Old 02-03-2011
Quote:
Originally Posted by Corona688
You could do
Code:
find /thisdirectory -type f -exec chmod o-w '{}' ';'

to run it only on files.

If you're on a platform that supports the syntax, a minute change will make it run much faster by putting as many arguments into chmod at once as it safely allows:
Code:
find /thisdirectory -type f -exec chmod o-w '{}' '+'

Ah thanks, I'll just use -maxdepth 1 to get files only immediately under it.
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