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Old 04-21-2012
excluding a directory with chown, chmod

does anyone know how to exclude a directory with chown or chmod?

im trying to do something like this


Code:
      	chown $username:$username $directory/*
	chown $username:$username $directory/.*
        chown $username:$username $directory


and



Code:
  
	find $directory/* -type f -exec chmod 644 {} \;
        find $directory/* -type d -exec chmod 755 {} \;
        find $directory/.* -type f -exec chmod 644 {} \;
        find $directory/.* -type d -exec chmod 755 {} \;


i want to skip over $directory/albums which has a lot of files and it will take too long to run on there
$directory/ is like /home/user/public_html/gallery


i need something that runs fast because its being applied to a lot of files



thanks!

Last edited by vanessafan99; 04-21-2012 at 05:24 AM..
# 2  
Old 04-22-2012
Quote:
find $directory ! -name "/home/user/public_html/gallery" | xargs -I {} chown $username:$usernmae {}
I didn't test the command, but it should be something like that.
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