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Hey everyone, I was wondering if there was a quicker way to chmod a lot of files than doing what im currently doing.

At the moment, im doing chmod 777 *filename* - but I have a lot of files, sub-directories, sub-files etc etc. And at the moment I see I have to chmod every single file individually. I chmod the directory but the files and sub-dirs inside that directory still need to be chmoded. Can someone please help and save me alot of time? Thanks a lot! Smilie
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use the -R switch
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Like the first reply says :

chmod -R 755 /dir/to/chmod

will chmod the directory and it's contents inclusive all subdirectories, and it's subdirectories, and ....

Also when searching your system for a pattern, you can do :

find / -type d -perm 777 -exec chmod o+t {} \;

This will find all directory's (type d) with permission 777 and chmod to a sticky bit. Very easy for security audit's.
Of course multiple variants are possible using find. Please see the manual of find for more info.

Regs David
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i think the man cmd will give u more help
 

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