Script to change Permissions on files and directories

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Top Forums Shell Programming and Scripting Script to change Permissions on files and directories
# 1  
Old 08-13-2013
Script to change Permissions on files and directories

Hey, It's me again.

Have a problem, that's not really a problem. I have the below script, that goes to the directory I want it to go to. lists out the directories available, lets you choose the directory you want, then it changes the permissions on said directory. using chmod -R and chown -R.

I however am setting chmod to 0770 recursively, but I want to be able to chose the directory, go into the directory, and determine if it's a file then chmod 0660, if directory 0770 and so on and so forth throughout the entire directory structure

I know i can test -f a file or test -d a directory. But cant work the logic out in my head to get what I want accomplished any help would be appreciated.


source /generic/utils/etc/environments/perm.conf

cd $ENVR
DIRS=`ls -l $ENVR | egrep '^d' | awk '{print $9}'`

for DIR in "${DIRS[@]}";
    echo "$DIR"
        echo "Which environment do you want?: "
        echo -n "> "
        read i
echo "Changing permissions now..."

sudo chown -R $OWN:$GRP "$i" && sudo chmod -R $MOD1 "$i"
#cd $ENVR/$i
#sudo chmod -R $MOD2 *

echo "Permissions are changed!"


Last edited by gkelly1117; 08-13-2013 at 11:59 PM..
# 2  
Old 08-13-2013
Perhaps the following replacement for your script will give you a template showing how you can attack your problem:
source /generic/utils/etc/environments/perm.conf
find $ENVR \( -type f -exec echo chmod 0660 {} + \) -o \( -type d -exec echo chmod 0770 {} + \)

This User Gave Thanks to Don Cragun For This Post:
# 3  
Old 08-14-2013
What do you mean by "environment"?
Maybe the following code snippet can help. In this example, I'm passing a certain file or directory as argument. You can later change that to better suit your needs (insert the modified code right after the line where it says Changing permissions now...:
if [ -f $1 ]; then
    sudo chown owner:group $1
    chmod 660 $1
elif [ -d $1 ]; then
    sudo chown -R owner:group $1
    chmod -R 770 $1

Then, after the for loop is over, I'd add the confirmation message:
if [ $? -eq 0 ]; then
    echo "Permissions were changed successfully."

Hope it helps.
This User Gave Thanks to gacanepa For This Post:
Login or Register to Ask a Question

Previous Thread | Next Thread

10 More Discussions You Might Find Interesting

1. AIX

Permissions on directories and files

Hello, I have a main directory called /test123 /test123 has lot of sub-directories and files. drwxr-x--- 21 root system 4096 Jan 25 10:20 /test123 Here, "other" does not have any access to /test123 folder. How can we provide read-only access to others on /test123... (1 Reply)
Discussion started by: aaron8667
1 Replies

2. Solaris

Change permissions for files

Hi! I have a dir in a server, that receives files with the wrong permissions, so I decide to put on a cron entry that changes its permitions, but because of the time gap, not all of them get changed. What I did was the following: ... (14 Replies)
Discussion started by: fretagi
14 Replies

3. Shell Programming and Scripting

Find only files/directories with different permissions/owners

My git post-update has the following lines in it to make sure the permissions are set right: find /usr/local/apache/htdocs -type d -print0 | xargs -0 chmod 755 find /usr/local/apache/htdocs -type f -print0 | xargs -0 chmod 644 chown -R apache:apache /usr/local/apache/htdocsThe only problem is... (5 Replies)
Discussion started by: dheian
5 Replies

4. Shell Programming and Scripting

Help on script to change permissions

Hi All I have the following script that is supposed to change permissions of incoming files to a directory, but it does not seem to do what I want, please can you help: mkdir -p /tmp/tmpdir find /moneta_polled01/sgsn/ -exec ls -l {} \; |grep -v rwxrwxrwx |awk '{print $9}' >... (4 Replies)
Discussion started by: fretagi
4 Replies

5. Shell Programming and Scripting

Help on script to change permissions

Hi I have written the following script that later I want to put in cron,: #!/bin/bash _find="/usr/bin/find" _paths="/moneta_polled01/mediation_gsm /moneta_polled01/mediation_mmsc" for d in $_paths do $_find $d -type f -exec chmod 777 {} \; done but it does not seem to be... (8 Replies)
Discussion started by: fretagi
8 Replies

6. Linux

Default user:group permissions while creating files and directories

Hi, I am working on setup a environment where only a specific user can upload the builds on htdocs of apache. Now i want that a specific user can copy the builds on htdocs folder. I created a group "deploy" and assign user1 and user2 to this group. On Apache side i mentioned User=deploy... (3 Replies)
Discussion started by: sunnysthakur
3 Replies

7. Shell Programming and Scripting

script to change the access permissions of the files

Hi, I want to change the access permissions of the files whose extension is same.For example *.c but these are inside a directory and inside that other directory is there and it contains the .c files..for example-- So my aim is to search the files under src and change the access permissions... (3 Replies)
Discussion started by: smartgupta
3 Replies

8. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers

how to change permissions only to files, not directories....?

Hi, I am really new to unix, any help is much appreciated. I need to change permissions of all files under several subdirectories to 700 but keep directories readable (755). Why ? Because I need a FTP user to only list his files and can't read them. But to browse to subfolder, the directories... (3 Replies)
Discussion started by: narrok
3 Replies

9. Shell Programming and Scripting

Need help in changing Permissions to 775 for files and directories

Hi All I need to create a script which would change Permissions to 775 All the Files and directories will be mentioned in the Paramter files Can anyone give a Hint how to proceed in this ?? THanks (1 Reply)
Discussion started by: ranga27
1 Replies

10. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers

How to change default permissions on new files

Hello, I would like to know if there was any way I can change the default permissions for new files being generated within a certain directory. Would I need to have the same permissions set at the directory level as for the files being generated in it. Regards, Rdgblues (1 Reply)
Discussion started by: rdgblues
1 Replies
Login or Register to Ask a Question