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Old 10-21-2009
Recursive Permissions???

Is there anyway that I can change permissions on a directory and all its sub-directories and files using one single "chmod" command??
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Old 10-21-2009
check the man page of chmod. the answer is there
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Old 10-21-2009
Use -R switch

ie: chmod 777 -R /home/whatever/blahh
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Old 10-22-2009
@ghostdog74: I am teaching myself. I screwed up something while installing....the man pages are not working properly!! I don't have net access either to google it Smilie

@BeJay: I deserve a kick in the a#*. I used -r, didn't think of the CASE.

Thanks guys!
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Old 10-22-2009
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Originally Posted by the_red_dove
@ghostdog74: I am teaching myself. I screwed up something while installing....the man pages are not working properly!! I don't have net access either to google it Smilie
then check the command's own help option. usually -h or --help
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Old 10-22-2009
Ok, that's new! I'll check it out. Thanks though!
Here's another one, if you don't mind: I logged in as a normal user "ABC" then I did "su" to root. I tried to kill the pid of the user by saying "kill -9 pid-of-ABC" Instead, everything is being killed and I'm going back to the login. Am I killing the entire shell here? How do I avoid that and let the "root" stay logged in??
 

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