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Old 11-29-2010
Remove Permission Help needed.

How would i remove rwx permission for group and other users for all hidden files (except . and ..) inside /root using a one line command.

I have tried below command.
Code:
# chmod og-rwx /root/.*

but this has removed rwx permission for . and .. files .

As a result
Code:
# ls -ld /root
drwx------ 3 root root 4096 Nov 26 14:03 /root

This is what i want to achieve in one line command.
# 2  
Old 11-29-2010
Code:
cd /root; ls -A | xargs chmod og-rwx

# 3  
Old 11-29-2010
Quote:
Originally Posted by ilikecows
Code:
cd /root; ls -A | xargs chmod og-rwx

I have requested to change attribute of only hidden file your script is changing attribute for normal file as well.
However i have leaned new thing.
I guess you need to list only hidden files instead of ls -A as it displays hidden as well as normal files without . and ...
# 4  
Old 11-29-2010
Good catch

Code:
cd /root; ls -A | grep '^\.' | xargs chmod og-rwx

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# 5  
Old 11-29-2010
Usually this is sufficient:
Code:
chmod og-rwx .??*

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