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Old 09-30-2009
Error Giving write permission to multiple directories


i am having following directory structure

-> Folder2
-> Folder3

Now i am at top level and want to assign write permission to all the folder & files in it.

i am writing chmod 777 folder1
It sets its permission to write. But when i open folder1, & do ls-l , folder2 still shows read only. Is there any way to assign write permission from top level.

# 2  
Old 09-30-2009
From man chmod:
-R   Recursively change the file mode bits.  For each file
     operand that names a directory, chmod alters the file mode
     bits of the named directory and all files and subdirectories
     in the file hierarchy below it.

Or, if you only want to change the directories:
find ./* -type d -exec chmod 0777 {} \+

# 3  
Old 09-30-2009
chmod -R 777 folder name
this gives write permissions to all folders under folder name.
-R is for recurssive
# 4  
Old 09-30-2009
PHP -R - warn use

Originally Posted by push
chmod -R 777 folder name
this gives write permissions to all folders under folder name.
-R is for recurssive
this argument (-R) apply 777 to all (files and folders)

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