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Old 09-17-2007
FIND/CHMOD combined

I am trying to change permission for all subdirectories and files inside folder1 so this is what i came with after many seraches on the internet. man find and man chmod mirc and few articles.

find .public_html/folder1 -print0 | xargs -0 chmod 777

what's wrong with this command?
it is FTP Server btw, if it means something at all Smilie

Thanks Smilie

Ah i nearly forgot to say that i also tried with recursive method of the CHMOD command:
chmod -R 777 public_html/folder1

Am i missing some sign to the start something at the end maybe?
Thanks ones again Smilie

Last edited by smoother; 09-17-2007 at 03:18 AM.. Reason: more info about the problem
# 2  
Old 09-17-2007
What is most important sending a command for a single file/dir works flawless:
chmod 755 folder1/index.html

Why i just cannot execute the same command in a recursive flavour ?
# 3  
Old 09-17-2007
Probably because it can't treat files and directories the same?

Try "find ... -print -type f | xargs -n 1 chmod 777"

the "xargs -n 1 ...." means do a command per argument
the "find ... -type f" means only print files
# 4  
Old 09-17-2007
Nothing happens:

find /public_html/* -print -type f | xargs -n 1 chmod 755

no errors but also not affected files Smilie

Maybe i am doing something wrong with the slashes? please check that code ones again. Thanks a lot Smilie
# 5  
Old 09-17-2007

Not promising anything but try

find <dir> -type f -exec chmod 777 {} \;

I believe that to change the permissions on a file you have to be the owner or root
# 6  
Old 09-17-2007
Nope ! the same result. Nothing happens Smilie

Maybe i should mention that i am executing this command from C# code.
Actually i am trying to send this command from C# FTP Client and please notice that it works flawless if i target only single file or directory. I just cannot make it to works for all files and dirs inside the selected directory. in a recursive manner.

For example this is the code that change permissions for index.html file:

TcpClient tcpClient = new TcpClient();
tcpClient.Connect(this.txtServerAddress.Text, Convert.ToInt32(this.txtPortNumber.Text));
NetworkStream netStream = tcpClient.GetStream();
System.IO.StreamReader strReader = new System.IO.StreamReader(netStream);

byte[] WriteBuffer = new byte[1024];

//passing ASCII characters 
ASCIIEncoding enc = new System.Text.ASCIIEncoding();

// Pass the username to the server
WriteBuffer = enc.GetBytes("USER " + "username" + "\r\n");
netStream.Write(WriteBuffer, 0, WriteBuffer.Length);
// Read the server response line from the stream reader

// Pass the password to the server
WriteBuffer = enc.GetBytes("PASS " + "password" + "\r\n");
netStream.Write(WriteBuffer, 0, WriteBuffer.Length);
// Read the server response line from the stream reader

WriteBuffer = enc.GetBytes("CHMOD 775 " + "public_html/index.html" + "\r\n");
netStream.Write(WriteBuffer, 0, WriteBuffer.Length);
// Read the server response line from the stream reader 


As i said this code works like a charm changing permission of index.html

Thanks for any further help Smilie
# 7  
Old 09-17-2007

C'mon guys !!! I know this is an easy task for you. I am not tending to learn UNIX programming just this time and i am gone. Just give me some ideas ... !!
Thanks Smilie
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